During on a segment on Laura Ingraham's Fox News show this Thursday, Democratic strategist Chris Hahn and GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz locked horns over Gaetz's past stunt where he sarcastically wore a gas mask on the House floor during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak.
During the exchange, Gaetz accused Democrats of attempting to use the coronavirus to suppress voters.
"That’s what James Carville was doing when he was saying the people are going to die if they show up and vote," Gaetz said, addressing Hahn. "That was voter suppression coming directly from him — it wasn’t Republicans saying, ‘Don’t vote.’ It was one of your people."
Hahn wasted no time in firing back, accusing Gaetz of mocking the severity of the health crisis.
"Buddy, you shouldn’t be talking about people dying, because people in your district saw you making fun of this and took this less seriously," Hahn said.
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In the wake of the exchange, the hashtag #MattGaetzIsATool began to trend on Twitter. It's not the first time.
Matt Gaetz is out there trying to pretend the stunt he pulled with the gas mask wasn’t to mock people who called th… https://t.co/DYLFpmE6il— LiA (@LiA)1586529342.0
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#MattGaetzIsATool is a understatement. When attacked about him wearing a gas mask on the floor of Congress he said… https://t.co/nfEQ73THBH— alfred (@alfred)1586525943.0
Thank you, @mattgaetz for reminding everyone what a joke us Floridians are. As if Rubio, Scott and DeSantis aren't… https://t.co/DquaJPiI68— I'dReallyRatherNot (@I'dReallyRatherNot)1586521693.0
The Germans have a name for this phenomenon: backpfeifengesicht. A face in need of a fist. #MattGaetzIsATool https://t.co/GQduJDLVR8— Msx: UT history degree and boss of all y'all (@Msx: UT history degree and boss of all y'all)1586529662.0
#MattGaetzIsATool and doesn't want you to remember that a month ago he ridiculed those believing COVID was a pandem… https://t.co/JfKoVORuM6— TheUnknownCritic (@TheUnknownCritic)1586533631.0