Matt Gaetz throws hissy fit, blasts fellow GOP lawmaker as a “foolish husk of a human”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (Photo: Gage Skidmore, through CC BY-SA 2.0)

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is unquestionably used to receiving criticism. The far-right lawmaker prides himself as a firebrand Republican, carefully related to the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert. 

Usually, Gaetz smirks at any flak thrown in his route. However, feedback from one other Republican lawmaker this week have clearly irked him. Fellow GOP lawmaker Blaine Luetkemeyer appeared on Eagle 93.9 in Missouri yesterday and criticized Gaetz’s conduct within the House. 

The subject of dialog was the variety of C-SPAN cameras recording exercise in Congress. Host Branden Rathert requested Luetkemeyer, 70, that if there have been extra cameras within the chamber, “we’d have seen people, like Matt Gaetz, come in, make his news-bite sound clip, and walk back out and go tell the media about it instead of staying in there [and] conducting business?”

Luetkemeyer, who represents Missouri’s third district, concurred. Chuckling on the suggestion, he stated, “That’s what you’d have seen. Because Matt is … Matt made the remark when he got here to congress that he needed to develop into well-known along with his personal TV present. 

“His mother and father are very rich. His dad’s a lawyer. They constructed him a studio in their very own dwelling, of their basement, so he may excellent his skill to carry out in entrance of the digicam. So he’s the poster little one of those guys. He doesn’t even belong to the Freedom Caucus.

He continued, “When people use Matt Gaetz as an example of who we need to be like, I’m sorry, but that’s not who we need to be like.”

Rep. Gaetz responds

Gaetz took to Twitter to blast Luetkemeyer over his criticism.

“Until this clip, I forgot @RepBlaine Luetkemeyer was a member of Congress. He’s a silly husk of a human, apparently upset that I’m a more practical consultant.

“My mother and father didn’t construct a studio for me. My dad is just not a lawyer. I’ve by no means been a member of the House Freedom Caucus.  

“If C-SPAN cameras had been allowed within the House chamber, they’d present how typically he acts like a canine on a leash for the very banks and monetary establishments that crush common of us. 

“Instead of lying about my family, go get your next tasking from the special interests who own you!”

Matt Gaetz’s private TV studio

Gaetz’s father, Don, is just not a lawyer. However, a number of information retailers in 2020 reported {that a} TV studio was constructed at Matt Gaetz’s father’s Niceville, Florida, for Matt’s use.  

Some questions arose on the time as as to whether home ethics tips had been damaged. Matt Gaetz would maybe argue that he had the studio constructed, not his mother and father. 

The far-right Freedom Caucus in Congress doesn’t establish its members, though a few of its members have made it recognized they’re within the group. 

Gaetz and Lauren Boebert had been the ringleaders of a insurgent group of GOP representatives who held out on voting for Kevin McCarthy to develop into speaker in January. That seems to be one of many issues that angered Luetkemeyer. 

You can watch Luetkemeyer’s full feedback beneath. He argued in opposition to having extra C-Span cameras on the ground as he believes it encourages performative shows by lawmakers. 

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