Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Wednesday called on survivors of the Parkland shooting to be removed from a House Judiciary Committee hearing after they interrupted the congressman’s rant on illegal immigration.
At a House Judiciary hearing on gun violence, Gaetz attempted to change the subject to murders allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants.
After Gaetz called on Congress to build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall, a survivor of the Parkland shooting reportedly interrupted. Gaetz reacted by trying to have the survivors removed.
“Is there a process in the committee by which if the very same people are repeatedly interrupting the time of the members that those people will be asked to depart the committee,” Gaetz asked Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
Nadler responded by explaining that he has the discretion to remove people who interrupt, but the chairman chose not to invoke that discretion.
Watch the chaos unfold in the video below.
Trump denies there’s a ‘massive recession’ as 10 million or more people lose jobs
During a Coronavirus Task Force briefing late Thursday following news that 10 million Americans filed jobless claims over just a two-week period last month, President Donald Trump downplayed the intensifying economic downturn as “an artificial closing” and insisted that businesses like restaurants will be “bigger and better” than before once the COVID-19 crisis subsides.
“It’s not like we have a massive recession or worse. It’s artificial because we turned it off,” Trump said, drawing a distinction that makes no difference to those who have lost their jobs—as well as employer-provided health insurance—or seen their hours drastically cut due to the crisis.
German virus data offers ‘hope’ but curbs must stay, says Merkel
Latest figures which show the spread of the coronavirus is slowing in Germany are a cause for "hope", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, but warned that it was too early to relax restrictions on public life.
Germany has shut schools, banned public gatherings of more than two and imposed requirements for people to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters (five feet).
The measures have helped to slow the spread of the virus, experts said.
"It's true that the latest figures, as high as they are, give us a little bit of hope, as the growth in new infections is slower than it was a few days ago," said Merkel in an official podcast.
‘Why are you on TV?’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demolishes Laura Ingraham’s attempted mockery
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) shut down Fox News host Laura Ingraham's attempt to mock her claims on the coronavirus.
The New York Democrat, whose hometown is being ravaged by the COVID-19 outbreak, pointed out that deaths from the viral infection was disproportionately occurring in minority communities.
"COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities," the lawmaker tweeted. "Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions."
"Inequality is a comorbidity," she added. "COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations."