Florida GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz came under fire on Twitter after referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci — America's top infectious disease expert — as "a sniveling little twit" on Thursday night.
Gaetz made the comments during an "America First" rally with Georgia Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene in Des Moines, Iowa.
"Speaking of government bureaucrats, I have heard enough of that sniveling little twit Anthony Fauci," Gaetz told the crowd.
According to the Des Moines Register, Gaetz also referenced allegations that he sex-trafficked a minor, which are currently being investigated by the FBI. He told the story of how he and Greene were recently barred from entering a D.C. jail when they went to check on Capitol insurrectionists.
"I have half the government trying to lock me in jail and the other half locking me out," Gaetz quipped.
Greene also referenced the allegations against Gaetz, saying people "have said awful things about him, things that are not true."
Reactions to Gaetz's attack on Fauci below.
Big talk from an alleged pedophile https://t.co/BlBSjijNgC— Montana Bennett (@Montana Bennett) 1629423895.0
I think I’ve heard enough from that sniveling little pedophile Matt Gaetz https://t.co/dA97Zrkmm2— humboldtnorm (@humboldtnorm) 1629432888.0
Funny, because sane America has gotten tired of the sniveling frat boy whoremonger that is Matt gaetz. https://t.co/jHOqvKsiF5— Punchable Face Daily (@Punchable Face Daily) 1629429486.0
Stealing the line, but: This sounded better in the original German. https://t.co/9uQ7rIXuCg— Daniel Terdiman (@Daniel Terdiman) 1629423077.0
There’s a guy out there just trying to get people to not die from a preventable illness, and an entire political pa… https://t.co/LVjMpSbCD3— Chuck (@Chuck) 1629424644.0
Coming from someone who’s home state that has more covid cases and more children with Covid in this nation sick wit… https://t.co/5ixQZRVSIH— craig (@craig) 1629428860.0