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 pic.twitter.com/CAQ4hi4Za7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 9, 2019
Matt Gaetz got put in the corner.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 9, 2019
Maybe he should’ve had a second Bloody Mary for breakfast
— #FlyEaglesFly (@JoshHubama) December 9, 2019
Kick their freakin’ butts out of they can’t behave like sensible, respectful, ADULTS!!! They are going to do this all day because they got NOTHING else!
— Steen (@FionaBainsky) December 9, 2019
Poor screaming baby.
— @LonghornLeah (@LonghornLeah) December 9, 2019
Watching these Republicans act out for an audience of one is disgusting.
— Scottgb (@Scottgb) December 9, 2019
Both he and Jim should be removed from office at the next election, not necessarily for their support of Trump but because they are clearly too immature as people to be given such awesome responsibility. They act like brats!
— Julie Davies (@jules_d68) December 9, 2019
It was delicious to watch
— Gloria (@Gloria85182345) December 9, 2019
I hope they got him a pointy hat. pic.twitter.com/PJX5oHCs6S
— Cynnbad (@mmaniac90) December 9, 2019
They should give Nadler a taser. We can watch Gaetz flop and twitch.
— Scatt Ball (@BallScall) December 9, 2019
He’s like every a$$hole guy being turned down in every bar around the world. sketchy
— Anyfunctioningadult2020 (@hope45208400) December 9, 2019
@mattgaetz should be the poster child for contraception.
— Andrea (@mindful_me2) December 9, 2019
Nobody puts the baby in the corner.
— TheRoseLady (@The_Rose_Lady) December 9, 2019
Is he crying yet?
— A Sceptical Brit (@ElNuevoOtroMio2) December 9, 2019
This is about what it looked like… pic.twitter.com/4PxoiHgnRD
— Magoomus ️ (@_Magoomus_) December 9, 2019
— 🇺🇸🇵🇷 Name is Bishop🌊 (@BishesBrew) December 9, 2019
Nadler is me when my kids wear me out about bedtime.
— flash (@Flassh81) December 9, 2019
They are giving Fox News quite a show
— texasgrl (@TexasGirl422) December 9, 2019
Temper tantrum by an elected official
— Presidential Mind (@presidentialmin) December 9, 2019