14.6 C
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Watch: Matt Gaetz Condemns Violent Rhetoric, Triggers Outcry from House Democrats

U.S. House of Representatives

Rep.  Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Wednesday highlighted the double standard of his Democrat colleagues — many of whom have accused President Trump of inciting the lawlessness that occurred at the U.S. Capitol last week — reminding them of the inaction they took as Black Lives Matter and Antifa burned down cities and police stations during the protests over the summer, triggering an outcry from House Democrats in the chamber.

In a brief but fiery speech on the House floor, Gaetz repeated the sentiments of his colleagues that “words matter.” However, the Florida lawmaker used his time to demonstrate that Democrats failed to maintain the same standards last year as rioters burned down cities and destroyed livelihoods across the nation for months on end.

- Advertisement -

“The Speaker said to us just moments ago, words matter. But apparently, those words don’t matter when they’re uttered by Democrats,” he said.

“…When the gentlelady from Massachusetts calls for unrest in the streets, when the gentlelady from California brazenly brags that she called for people to get in the faces of those who serve and support the president,” he continued.

“I denounce political violence from all ends of the spectrum, but make no mistake – the left in America has incited far more political violence than the right,” he continued:

“For months, our cities burned. Police stations burned. Our businesses were shattered, and they said nothing, or they cheerleaded for it, and they fundraised for it, and they allowed it to happen in the greatest country in the world,” Gaetz continued, as his Democrat colleagues became audibly irritated.

“Now some have cited the metaphor that the president lit the flame, well they lit actual flames, actual fires,” he said as opposition became louder and he yielded back.

Prior to that, Gaetz noted that breaching the Capitol was “as low as low can be,” adding that “we all denounce it.”

“This president has faced unprecedented hatred and resistance from big media, big tech, and big egos from congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle,” he said, reminding colleagues of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) physically tearing apart President Trump’s State of the Union speech last year — an action Gaetz said incited “anger, resentment, division.”

“Some believe that, truly, these true colors are being shown now through this divisive partisan impeachment,” he added.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) also took an opportunity to highlight the hypocrisy of his Democrat colleagues on Wednesday:


“Americans are tired of the double standards. They are so tired of it,” the Ohio Republican said, noting that Democrats “objected to more states in 2017 than Republicans did last week.”

“Democrats can raise bail for rioters and looters this summer, but somehow when Republicans condemn all the violence, the violence this summer, the violence last week, somehow we’re wrong,” he added.


Latest news

Taking Cara Babies Founder Bullied And Doxed For Supporting Trump

Despite President Joe Biden’s promise to unite the country, his supporters have continued to wage a dangerous, illiberal war against people with whom they...

Thousands of National Guard Asked to Remain in DC Until Mid-March

Black Lives Matter rioted, vandalized national monuments and destroyed federal property in June 2020 during the George Floyd riots in Washingon DC. At least...

Thousands of National Guard Troops to Remain in DC Through March

At least 5,000 National Guard members will remain in Washington through mid-March, a spokesman for the agency confirmed to The Epoch Times. “As we continue...

Larry King, broadcasting legend, dies at age 87

Larry King, the broadcaster whose career spanned more than six decades, has died...

Related news

Obey, America, for Your Own Good!

I have an old Nigerian friend who has filled my head with so many traditional Igbo proverbs that I sometimes forget whether I'm recalling...

Biden’s Presidency of Disunity – American Thinker

It is hypocritical for the Democrat party and their supporters pretend to care about the social cohesion of the United States. Calls for unity...

Joe Biden’s Concept of an American Nation

Like millions of others, I listened to President Trump's Farewell Address with a mix of admiration and sorrow.  The president's great accomplishments are impossible to...

The Damnatio Memoriae of Donald Trump

Back in my high school English classes, we were treated to one Shakespearean play each year and were required to commit to memory a...

America Is (Not So) Slowly Turning Communist Red

Perhaps the most contemptible action of the Democrats, and there have been so many, is the desire to completely erase Trump and, by extension,...

Fauci: ‘Chilling’ How Science Was Distorted, Rejected by Trump

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview Friday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”...

Reports: Nearly 200 National Guard Members Test Positive for COVID-19

Nearly 200 National Guard members who deployed to Washington, DC, after a riot at the Capitol and in advance of the inauguration, have either...

NBC Sports Network to Shut Down in 2021, NHL, NASCAR Move to USA Network

NBC Sports Network will cease operations in 2021 and transfer their sports rights to USA Network, according to an internal company memo. The network...