Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz didn’t hold back and put up a very large, figurative mirror in front of the Democrats in the House on Wednesday and made it clear that while the riot at the Capitol was wrong, the Democrats were literally cheering on months of destruction and violence during the Black Lives Matter riots.
And the Democrats really didn’t like hearing about it.
During his time, Gaetz made it clear that rioting in any form is wrong, including the riots at the Capitol, but he had a message for Democrats.
“But make no mistake, the left in America has incited far more political violence than the right,” said Gaetz. “For months our cities burned, police stations burned, our businesses were shattered, and they said nothing!”
“Or, they cheerlead for it, and they fundraised for it, and they allowed it to happen in the greatest country in the world,” he continued.
At this point, you could hear a commotion rising in the background as Democrats began to yell at Gaetz.
“Some have cited the metaphor that the President lit the flame,” said Gaetz, his voice rising to drown out the shouting.
“They lit actual flames!” he shouted. “Actual fires and we had to put them out!”
Gaetz was cut off at this point.
Good on @RepMattGaetz for calling this out. They’re trying to take the heat of themselves while getting indignant about the Capitol riot. It’s all wrong and they need to own it. pic.twitter.com/qCwlzuL6Db
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) January 13, 2021
Democrats have been putting as much focus as they can on the Capitol riot and placing the blame for it at the feet of people such as President Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley. Democrat politicians and the media have run the narrative that these individuals incited and encouraged these riots.
This isn’t true, however. All three actually denounced the riots, especially Cruz who called for the prosecution of anyone involved in the Capitol riots.
Gaetz is absolutely correct, however. The Democrats are on record encouraging political violence or, at the very least, shrugging it off. One viral video released in August shows Democrat after Democrat practically spurring on violence and destruction.
The most important video of 2020
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) August 31, 2020
If we’re playing by the left’s standards, then Democrats are wholly guilty of the assaults, lootings, burnings, destruction, and even murders that happened as a result of the Black Lives Matter riots. However, they refuse to hold themselves accountable and even make excuses for it as CNN’s Don Lemon did on Tuesday night where he justified the violence of Black Lives Matter because it was a movement “built on people.”
Our riots were cooler than yours: During their handoff tonight, Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo argued that the BLM riots they encouraged over the summer were more righteous than the Capitol Hill attack, thus they're not "apples to apples." pic.twitter.com/E03nyiGKRI
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 13, 2021
They reacted to negatively to Gaetz because what Gaetz said is absolutely true and the left knows it.