Unity? Matt Gaetz says Democrats want to cancel conservatives
Matt Gaetz is throwing his hat in the ring for AG in a (doubtful) second Donald Trump term. Image via AP.

Matt Gaetz
'They want to cancel us from the public square all together.'

A U.S. Congressman from the Panhandle contends the left wants to erase conservatives from the digital sphere and the culture itself.

During an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity Wednesday night, Rep. Matt Gaetz lambasted Democrats for pushing stories about conservatives like him that are patently untrue. He appeared in the segment with Rep. Lauren Boebert, a controversial new Congresswoman who came under fire for giving a tour before the violence of Jan. 6 in the Capitol.

Though President Joe Biden says he wants “unity,” Gaetz contends that Biden and the left won’t be happy until conservatives are effectively silenced, with the left desiring to “cancel [conservatives] from the public square all together.”

“I guess they’ve caught us,” Gaetz joked. “Lauren Boebert‘s leading recon tours for insurrectionists. I abducted the Lindbergh Baby. Jim Jordan knows what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. And Devin Nunes was on the grassy knoll.”

“I guess to go along with these very fake allegations against Republicans we see, there are real consequences for our fellow Americans who are being erased in the digital space, who are being targeted in the real life and the flesh, who are entering a period of time where Joe Biden tells us to accept unity, but that unity appears to be at the expense of anyone who offers dissent or disagreement,” Gaetz said.

“They don’t want to just have a debate or a discussion, but it appears they want to cancel us from the public square all together.”

Gaetz, a Fox News mainstay, is known for his quotable comments in segments, and it’s clear the Biden administration will offer him new material. A recent controversial appearance on the same Hannity program saw Gaetz compare the Biden administration to suicide in a bathtub.

“It’s not just like tear-rolling-down-the-side-of-the-cheek depressing,” Gaetz quipped. “It’s draw-the-warm-bath-and-get-a-sharp-blade depressing.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Ocean Joe

    January 21, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Bad news, Matt. You’re not a conservative, you’re a good old fashioned opportunist and you’re pretty good at it. Barry Goldwater was a conservative. George Will is a conservative. Jeff Flake is a conservative. There’s nothing conservative about attacking our capitol, claiming a legitimate election was not, or having a pizza party claiming you were barred from hearings when you, as a member of that committee, were not. In other words, conservatism is an ideology that really shouldn’t have room for liars.

    You can examine just about everything Goldwater or Will have ever said in public life and it may be opinionated, may be offensive to liberals, but never was it so reckless as to lead to violence.

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 21, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    If it is said on Fox News it is lies and bs! Poor little Mattie hims wouldn’t know a conservative if they kissed him on the head . Gaetz you just a goptrump death cult sociopath! Lol

  • hoyt rosemarie

    January 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    This is typical rhetoric from the left- it is very apparent that what u accuse the other side of doing is exactly what they are doing- The WHO organization after what they did to the US n lie about – what else will they do- they r trying to shut anyone down if anyone opposes any of their opinions-trump supporters were not the ones that attacked the capital more lies .
    From the reports FBI On January 16, the FBI arrested Aaron Mostofsky in, NY. The 34-year-old was allegedly captured on video at the Capitol Building dressed as a caveman.
    Mostofsky is a registered Democrat and his father is a state court judge in Brooklyn.
    How many more Democrats were on the ground on January 6 pretending to be supporters of the president? Were they the ones who broke the windows out and attacked police officers? Nobody can say yet for certain but the FBI is continuing to investigate.
    On Thursday night, damning new footage showed Jade Sacker inside of the Capitol with John Sullivan, the BLM member who was charged by federal prosecutors for inciting chaos on January 6th.
    Sacker co-conspired with the liberal activist in order to cause chaos and make Trump supporters look bad.
    The shocking video shows her and Sullivan celebrating and shouting “We did it!” when they got the footage they were looking for. When she asked Sullivan if he was filming, he said was going to delete it. He never did.
    “To make this clear. CNN was embedded with BLM/Antifa pretending to be Trump supporters taping them incite a riot. This is freaking huge. If CNN is allowed to maintain its press access anywhere in DC there needs to be a serious overhaul of our entire system,” he tweeted.
    More and more, it looks as though Trump was framed. This, in addition to transcripts not bearing out the claims that Trump called for an attack on the Capitol, as well as the inconvenient timeline — the FBI put out warnings of plans for disturbances days earlier,

  • David B Hicks

    January 21, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    You’ve gotta be kidding! The Trumpers were framed LOL! The right found 2 possible leftist times and that is what the right wants to blame not the myriad of right wing white national militia types who were so Damn dumb to post selfies of their own crimes! Brilliant and Busted!

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