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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) was angrily interrupted by Manuel Oliver, the father of Majory Stoneman Douglas shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence Wednesday after the lawmaker said that “a wall” on the southern border would be a more effective way to curb gun violence than mandatory background checks.

The interruption led Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) to interject, asking: “Is there any committee rule that prevents a member of congress for making false statements in a committee hearing?” His question drew loud applause from the audience.

Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Parkland shooting, was quick to condemn Gaetz on Twitter:

She was far from alone in her outrage:

In a tweet, Waleed Shahid of the advocacy group Justice Democrats, likened Gaetz’s comments to the lies told by other white supremacists in congressional history.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Matt Gaetz , hijacking the hearing on gun control with another issue entirely. He is deliberately conflating the issue of gun control with border control in an effort. to minimize and dismiss the parents who have dead children due to lax gun control. How dare he usurp the serious, and all too common experience of Americans killing other Americans en masse, which happens at an alarming frequency. Sort out your issues, Rep. Gaetz! Your twisting of the facts regarding gun control to grand-stand for your “wall”, makes you look like a monster. Of course, a father is going to be very upset by the claims made by liar. Who wouldn’t be? By showing your barely veiled rage at these two fathers. you reveal your lack of care for the fact that Americans shooting up other Americans is killing groups of people at least several times a month now.

  2. Matt Gaetz , hijacking the hearing on gun control with another issue entirely. He is deliberately conflating the issue of gun control with border control in an effort to minimize and dismiss the parents who have dead children due to lax gun control. How dare he usurp the serious, and all too common, experience of Americans killing other Americans en masse, which happens at an alarming frequency. Sort out your issues, Rep. Gaetz! Your twisting of the facts regarding gun control to grand-stand for your “wall”, makes you look like a monster. Of course, a father is going to be very upset by the claims made by liar. Who wouldn’t be? By showing your barely veiled rage at these two fathers. you reveal your lack of care for the fact that Americans shooting up other Americans is killing groups of people at least several times a month now.

  3. YOU ARE THE SAME THAN TRUMP. EVIL DIABOLIC MEAN SANGUINARIOS SCUM OF THE EARTH… LIERS LIERS LIERS… YOU DON’T EVEN BELIEVE ON WHAT YOU SAY YOU CRAZY MEN. YES MATT G. AND THE OTHERS GOP’s and WHITE SUPREMACISTS MENTALITY . YOU WILL ONLY LEARN WHEN SOMEON IN YOUR FAMILY GET KILL… 98% OF THE KILLINGS IN USA ARE WHITE MEN OR BOYS, NOT IMMIGRANTS THAT COME HERE TO WORK AND GET A BETTER LIFE… YOU LIE AGAIN AND AGAIN DIFAME AND SLANDER THESE PEOPLE. YOU AND TRUMP ARE THE BIGGEST LIERS AND CON MAN MANIPULATIVE ON EARTH,.

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