A notorious congressman from Florida was ridiculed online after his questioning of former White House counsel John Dean hilariously backfired.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus who is known for his loud cheerleading for President Donald Trump, was shut down in Monday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Twitter had plenty of thoughts about the interaction between Gaetz and Dean, here are some what people are saying:
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) June 10, 2019
My colleague Matt Gaetz is getting killed by John Dean–inclu when Gaetz raises #MedicareForAll and Dean responds that Nixon actually did have a universal Healthcare plan.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) June 10, 2019
“Panhandle” Florida Man. Makes me feel better at least.
— Lil Nas D, MBA (@Dee_Marketing) June 10, 2019
It was great! Dean had the gallery laughing. There are a lot of young people there.
— Orosco (@2019AT60) June 10, 2019
We must make sure that Reps. Gaetz, Gohmert and Jordan never sit too close to one another or they could create an intellectual singularity, a cognitive black hole so powerful it could suck the entire galaxy in and too oblivion.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) June 10, 2019
— Jay Foreman (@jaynaples) June 10, 2019
Now Rep. Gaetz is shrieking at Dean and losing his credibility as Dean returns his impertinent questions with calm and amusing one-liners. Must te-watch
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) June 10, 2019
Oh man… Dude flipped it on congressman babyface
— Andrew Kornblatt (@akornblatt) June 10, 2019
— Executive Time (@zhingobaaboo) June 10, 2019
If John Dean were lobotomized and then given only a handful of words to use, he'd STILL own Matt Gaetz.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 10, 2019
If there was any doubt about the extent to which Matt Gaetz is a partisan hack, watch this.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 10, 2019
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) June 10, 2019
I've lost fifty IQ points since Matt Gaetz started speaking.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 10, 2019
He sounds like a little boy trying to argue with an adult. He has no sense of history & no knowledge of the Nixon era. What a joke Gaetz is.
— Miriam Jablon (@miriamjablon) June 10, 2019
Here we have another congressman in Gaetz who is failing his oath that he took to uphold the constitution. How can he say he represents his district and why would they put up with someone so weak
— Mike Powers (@mfpowers2) June 10, 2019
You know, this Matt Gaetz fellow, he’s kind of a jerk. https://t.co/yRPHbqNpkz
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 10, 2019
He’s a younger Tucker Carlson on speed
— Matt Foley (@MattFoley901) June 10, 2019
Rep Matt Gaetz wins the "even stupider than Rep. Jim Jordan" award, based on today's House Judiciary Committee testimony.
— C. Jeffrey Smith (@CJSmith7880) June 10, 2019
This “Go Fuck Yourself” dedication goes to a Florida man who definitely knows how to put the “I” in DUI. A racist who loves to praise Trump and doesn’t care about the people of America.
From Sara Johnson and myself…
Go fuck yourself.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 10, 2019
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) June 10, 2019
Or anyone else.
— barmad (@barmad250) June 10, 2019
Does Gaetz think he’s scoring points here? For his team?
Because yikes. https://t.co/UhBb89yoCK
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 10, 2019
I used to think the dumbest thing Matt Gaetz could ever do is drive drunk, but then I heard him speak at John Dean's House testimony today.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 10, 2019
well, everybody is laughing at Matt Gaetz — John Dean is working him, at one point joking "you were not born yet" and later, when asked about Medicare for All, quipping, "actually Richard Nixon did have a health care plan."
— Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) June 10, 2019
Gaetz thinks you can call up Dean and say, "I want you to give my enemy the full Nixon," and then you just have to settle on a price. Yeah, he's not smart.
— Peter (@Peter_M_V) June 10, 2019
— Mannwich (@mannwich2033) June 10, 2019
John Dean is making GOP Rep Matt Gaetz look like the fool and laughingstock he is. And it’s glorious.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 10, 2019
Matt Gaetz is so dumb, he even got rejected from Trump University
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) June 10, 2019
— Rob Quinn (@quinnrob48) June 10, 2019
I can’t decide if Matt Gaetz is dumber than Gym Jordan.
— Denise Wu (@denisewu) June 10, 2019
The questioning by these Republicans is sickening. They are complicit in not protecting our country from this corrupt President who has obstructed justice.
— Susan Stone (@sdigitalmedia) June 10, 2019
— Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@RabbiJill) June 10, 2019
One term Rep. desperate for a job with the Trump Organization. Hope you get that job Matt! You deserve each other.
— George A. Polisner (@FoamingPenguin) June 10, 2019
Serious question Matt: Were you under the influence or drunk? Your “performance” was quite pitiable.
— Dr. Lara Carlson (@DrLaraCarlson) June 10, 2019
I watched your 5 minutes LIVE and you were laughed at by spectators and owned by John Dean. You had nothing substantive to ask or add. Go home #floridaman.
— 😳 (@QueenBbee) June 10, 2019
John Dean owned you.
— Moose (Freedom Gassy) 🦌👁 (@MooseHB) June 10, 2019
I like when Matt Gaetz puts his middle school mentality on full display.
— Ceasar (not Caesar) (@kingofkings247) June 10, 2019
John Dean takes down one of Trump's favorite flying monkeys in the House, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) pic.twitter.com/Kh45XbT50d
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 10, 2019
Matt Gaetz is such a fucking joke.
— Avi Bueno (@Avi_Bueno) June 10, 2019
Gaetz reminds me of Steve Carell in “the Office” basketball challenge episode. Talks a big game, but can’t play a lick.
— Elitist Hollywood Liberal (@ElitistJoe) June 10, 2019
OMG. Matt Gaetz thinks that he had a prayer of matching up to John Dean in a contest of wits. 😂😂😂HAHA
— Todd Darnell (@ToddD329) June 10, 2019
Gaetz is such a dope.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) June 10, 2019
Maybe somebody will get Matt a nice milkshake after the hearing today.
— Kerlgirl60 (@kerlgirl60) June 10, 2019