U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, possibly the most devoted congressman to President Donald Trump, concluded his questioning Wednesday afternoon with a hotheaded retort suggesting President Barack Obama – and not President Donald Trump – should be impeached.
"And you know what, if wiretapping a political opponent's an impeachable offense, I look forward to the inspector general's report 'cause maybe it's a different president we should be impeaching," Gaetz charged.
Matt Gaetz closes by threatening to ... [quints at notes] .... impeach the ghost of President Obama https://t.co/ppBjRCC9em— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1575493610.0
The Florida Congressman apparently has not been keeping up with the news, because the inspector general's report will say that President Obama did not wiretap then-candidate Trump or Trump Tower.
Gaetz was widely mocked on social media, with one Twitter user asking, "Did Matt Gaetz actually threaten to retroactively impeach Obama?"
I'm sorry. I can't even listen to anyone else right now. I'm in awe of the stupidity I just heard. Did Matt Gaetz a… https://t.co/yvhxJ5IKxC— Lindsey (@Lindsey) 1575494133.0
"They really think that Obama is still president don't they?" mocked another user:
Gaetz wants to impeach Obama, I guess, which is fine with me if it means Obama is still President.— Tom Hilton (@Tom Hilton) 1575493371.0
Did someone forget to tell Matt Gaetz that Trump has been President for nearly 3 years and you can't actually impea… https://t.co/qTumk9qcYV— Bryan Griffiths (@Bryan Griffiths) 1575494621.0
Hey Matt Gaetz, are you also as outraged for the children kept in cages? What about when Republican staffers critic… https://t.co/gk1k38XGb2— Tiffany Val (@Tiffany Val) 1575494666.0
Yes, Matt Gaetz just now ended his question period, during which he yelled the entire time, by saying that we shoul… https://t.co/QOqIwZUNqM— I Am Not A Swan (@I Am Not A Swan) 1575493438.0
Dumbass Matt Gaetz just said Congress should think about impeaching Barack Obama. Unbelievably stupid.— Irishscribe (@Irishscribe) 1575493379.0