During a blitz of procedural complaints by House Judiciary Committee Republicans insisting on a ruling that committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) denied, Donald Trump-defending Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) rose above this GOP colleagues with a rant about the proceedings, only to be quickly gaveled to silence by the chairman.
Twitter commenters watching the proceedings were quick to mock Gaetz for putting on another performance obviously aimed at impressing the president.
As former GOP consultant Rick Wilson described the outburst, "Matt Gaetz got put in the corner."
Twitter seemed to agree -- see below:
Here's Matt Gaetz trying to fluster Nadler and create a 30-second clip for Hannity https://t.co/CAQ4hi4Za7— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1575902499.0
Matt Gaetz got put in the corner.— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1575902205.0
@TheRickWilson Maybe he should’ve had a second Bloody Mary for breakfast— 📢 𝕁𝕠𝕤𝕙 🗯 (@📢 𝕁𝕠𝕤𝕙 🗯) 1575902327.0
@TheRickWilson Watching these Republicans act out for an audience of one is disgusting.— Scottgb (@Scottgb) 1575902289.0
@TheRickWilson Both he and Jim should be removed from office at the next election, not necessarily for their suppor… https://t.co/u8PbA51aFB— Jules (@Jules) 1575902757.0
@TheRickWilson I hope they got him a pointy hat. https://t.co/PJX5oHCs6S— 💔🕯🗽Cynnbad🗽 (@💔🕯🗽Cynnbad🗽) 1575902304.0
@TheRickWilson They should give Nadler a taser. We can watch Gaetz flop and twitch.— Scatt Ball 🇺🇸😷🇺🇸 (@Scatt Ball 🇺🇸😷🇺🇸) 1575902393.0
@TheRickWilson He’s like every a$$hole guy being turned down in every bar around the world. sketchy— xanadu 🇺🇸 (@xanadu 🇺🇸) 1575902304.0
@TheRickWilson @mattgaetz should be the poster child for contraception.— Andrea (@Andrea) 1575902514.0
@TheRickWilson Nobody puts the baby in the corner.— The Rose Lady Is Voting For Biden (@The Rose Lady Is Voting For Biden) 1575902348.0
@TheRickWilson Is he crying yet?— A Sceptical Brit (@A Sceptical Brit) 1575902248.0
@TheRickWilson 👇🏽 https://t.co/LdQmvDmJ8R— 🇺🇸🇵🇷 Name is Bishop🌊 (@🇺🇸🇵🇷 Name is Bishop🌊) 1575902358.0
@TheRickWilson They are giving Fox News quite a show— texasgrl (@texasgrl) 1575902255.0
@TheRickWilson Temper tantrum by an elected official— Presidential Mind (@Presidential Mind) 1575904048.0