Video: Republican Congressman Stands Up To MSNBC And Puts Host In Their Place
On Thursday MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson got really frustrated with Republican Congressman Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) put her in her place.
Gaetz was one of the Republicans that led the protest that stormed into a closed-door impeachment proceeding on Wednesday. Throughout Wednesday Republicans delayed interviews and witnesses who were scheduled to provide testimony to Schiff’s committee.
Republican Congressman are demanding that the impeachment proceeding occur in the open for the public to observe.
During Gaetz’s appearance on MSNBC, he didn’t hold back.
First Gatez rightfully attacked Congresswoman Jackie Speier for calling the group of Republicans that stormed into the Sensitive Comparted Information Facility (SCIF) “white men.”
“Did she say we were a bunch of white men? What does the fact that we are white men have to do with our desire to represent the millions of constituents we serve?” he asked. “I was deeply offended. When Jackie Speier walks in I don’t say, ‘a white woman comes in.’ This is the type of identity politics from the left that seems to permeate any substantive or procedural arguments they make and it’s sickening to me that’s how we would be thought of. The people we serve are diverse.”
The MSNBC host Hallie Jackson then pushed back on Gaetz claiming that what they did had no substance and raiding the SCIF was just a stunt. Gaetz responded saying that the is on the Judiciary Committee which is the committee that Democrat officials started the impeachment inquiry and that he has been denied access to do any fact-gathering.
Then things heated up…
“You’re speaking for yourself. You are a member of Judiciary and Armed Services. None of those committees are conducting these depositions. It’s Intel — ” Jackson began.
“I don’t know that. I don’t know that. No,” Gaetz replied.
“It is a fact,” Jackson insisted.
“It’s not a fact,” Gaetz fired back. “Go back and look at the 12th hearing of the Judiciary Committee. You cannot misstate that as a fact. How can you tell me it’s a fact that my committee is not involved when it was the Judiciary Committee who launched the investigation?”
Jackson reframed the argument, saying, “You have not subpoenaed these individuals for a deposition. That is a fact.”
Then Gaetz dropped the BOOM…
“No. You’re shifting ground now. Right. First, you say we’re not involved and then you say we didn’t issue the subpoenas. Those are two different things. We are involved because our chairman launched the inquiry. That is a fact,” he said.
“The rules — oh, I do think the rules apply to all of us,” Gaetz agreed.
“But the rules would typically require the Speaker of the House — I shouldn’t say the rules, the precedent that was applied to President Clinton and President Nixon, would necessitate some articulation of the rules so we have an understanding of what the due process requirements will be,” he continued. “We see Democrats now sacrificing due process on the altar of their hatred for Donald Trump. And that should concern all Americans.”
We need more Republicans like Congressman Gaetz and less like Senator Romney.