Matt Gaetz takes to Hannity to defend Marjorie Taylor Greene despite ‘crazy conspiracy things’
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What about Democrats' 'Russia hoax', the Congressman wondered?

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz defended a controversial Congresswoman from Georgia for remarks she made before she was elected, positing an equivalence between her comments and criticisms of former President Donald Trump by House Democrats.

The Congressman made the remarks on the Fox News Channel Wednesday on the Hannity program.

Gaetz offered an unabashed defense of U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who expressed conspiracy theories including questioning the facts of the Parkland massacre of 2016. Greene promoted lies that the Parkland and Sandy Hook shootings were staged, “false flag” events.

The U.S. House will vote on a resolution by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Thursday to remove Greene from committees. He also said that if Democrats remove her from committees tomorrow, Republicans should exercise the same prerogative when they take back the majority.

The Congressman said that while Greene said some wacky things, they were before she was elected … unlike Democrats who Gaetz contends trafficked in comparable conspiracies.

“Marjorie Green said some crazy conspiracy things but they were before she was elected to Congress. Adam SchiffEric SwalwellJerry Nadler, and most of the Democrats said crazy conspiracy things while they were in Congress impeaching President Trump and attempting to delegitimize his time in office as a consequence of the Russia hoax,” the Congressman contended.

Greene got 75% of the vote, Gaetz added, underscoring the “dangerous precedent” of Congress stripping a duly elected member of the prerogatives of election.

“That’s what the left is trying to do. They’re saying the people of America don’t matter,” Gaetz said, saying that, along with the Republican caucus decision to retain U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming in leadership, was a sign of the “power of Washington,” something endemic to both the Republican and Democratic parties.

The Congressman also vowed that the consequences visited on Greene would establish precedent.

“When we get the majority back,” the Panhandle Republican thundered, “we’d better apply the same standard. So often, I see the Democrats actually fight to win, and Republicans are playing some patty cake game.”

The “hypocrisy and double standard,” Gaetz added, is “eating away at our voters and our country.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


8 comments

  • Mike

    February 4, 2021 at 4:52 am

    The difference with the “Russian hoax” is that it was based on reality. The Republican Party has been destroyed. Hope it can be rebuilt with more rational and patriotic people.

  • Ocean Joe

    February 4, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Matt the clown. When GOP congressmen are allowed to vote by secret ballot, as they did 145-60 to keep Cheney as #3, they will do the sane thing. It’s only when the Trumpers are watching that political fear of a primary by an unhinged yokel forces them to publicly worship the twice impeached nitwit.

  • Harold Finch

    February 4, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Gaetz is a complete idiot, who has been crowned the FOX News “fair-haired child” designation, giving him a national platform to espouse his radical rhetoric. He and the other Trump radicals are destroying the Republican Party and assuring it’s demise.

  • Ron Ogden

    February 4, 2021 at 10:08 am

    The thought police march. Rep. Greene’s views were known to her constituents, and they elected her. The Democrats could try to expel her. They don’t dare. The Republicans will take control of the House in two years–the plain math of Americans voting with their feet ensures it. Then there will be a reckoning.

  • James Robert Miles

    February 4, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Greene is a racist looney tune supported by the GOP. The fact that her constituents new of her views and voted to elect her makes them racists as well! If you support this mentality makes you one just like her but I am sure your proud of it!

  • PeterH

    February 4, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Gaetz and Taylor Green should be relegated to mad dog catcher committees ….. but that would be an insult to dogs everywhere.

  • Palmer Tom

    February 4, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Why is this even news? Gaetz is so predictable.

  • PeterH

    February 4, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Democrats will forever remember Taylor-Greene trolling the streets of Washington DC for self grandiose political gain …..big smile on her face …… camera in hand ….. chasing after a victim of a Florida high school shooting. With his back turned to Taylor-Green ….the shooting victim worried the entire time if he again would be a maniac’s target.

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