The moment in the video below is priceless and a rare occasion of truth on the Hill. Republican Matt Gaetz decided to toy with Democrats who say it’s “offensive” to claim the Democrats aren’t taking the border crisis seriously.
He played a clip over and over of Rep.James Clyburn from January where Clyburn laughs and says “absolutely not” when asked if there is a border crisis…
“I would invite my Democratic colleagues to go to my official Twitter account where I have posted an interview from January 9, 2019, it was on CNN, not exactly a hostile network for you folks, and it’s, well, let me just play what the question was, and it’s Jim Clyburn, the Democratic whip, answering the question.”
The Rep. Dean was angered by Gaetz and claimed what he did was “inappropriate.”
Gaetz shot back with a priceless answer:
“I just think that’s quite something, that when you’re fed back your own words from your own leadership from earlier this year, you think that’s out of context and inappropriate and not allowed. Again, we didn’t raise the issue. It was the gentlelady from Texas that said ‘these allegations from Republicans that we were in denial… they’re offensive. We’ve always known of the crisis.’ And the Democratic Whip laughed! ‘Absolutely not.’ Laughed. Thought it was laughable.”