Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) furiously peppered former special counsel Robert Mueller with conspiracy theories gleaned from Fox News -- and he was met with a tsunami of mockery.
The Florida Republican shouted out wild claims about former British spy Christopher Steele, whom he accused of making up salacious allegations against President Donald Trump, and an alleged Russian conspiracy to harm the former reality TV star's election chances.
I wonder if Matt Gaetz has to blow into a breathalyzer to unlock his microphone. #MuellerHearing— Fifty Shades of Whey (@Fifty Shades of Whey)1563980270.0
Ok, Gohmert, Gym Jordan & national embarrassment Matt Gaetz have had their turn. Any others left to sit in the fron… https://t.co/lfbHwkI9FO— mike avila (@mike avila)1563979153.0
To the GOP, this isn’t a hearing; it’s an unofficial episode of The Apprentice where Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Louie… https://t.co/QU7HcdmjbG— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1563979446.0
Gaetz has presented no questions about obstruction, instead focusing on Steele/Simpson etc, which Mueller has alrea… https://t.co/orIlyXb0YN— Brandi Buchman (@Brandi Buchman)1563978533.0
"Anti-Trump Russians" is like saying "Sober Matt Gaetz." #MuellerHearing— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1563978769.0
Gaetz knows there are many fine decaffeinated brands on the market, right— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1563978528.0
Matt Gaetz is the equivalent of all caps tweeting.— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden)1563978502.0
Does the fact that @mattgaetz's twitter bio include a quote from Trump saying Gaetz is handsome crack the top 10 mo… https://t.co/l2LRS2cUrA— Ken Tremendous (@Ken Tremendous)1563978872.0
“Matt Gaetz is not a legislator. He’s an entertainer.” — Paul Ryan, former Speaker of the House, unsolicited.… https://t.co/OinY0BvAhZ— Tim Alberta (@Tim Alberta)1563979695.0
Matt Gaetz is basically the human embodiment of a Hannity monologue. He's grilling Mueller about Christopher Steele… https://t.co/uMOmX69yc7— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1563978583.0