Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Wednesday highlighted the double standard of his Democrat colleagues — many of whom have accused President Trump of inciting the lawlessness that occurred at the U.S. Capitol last week — reminding them of the inaction they took as Black Lives Matter and Antifa burned down cities and police stations during the protests over the summer, triggering an outcry from House Democrats in the chamber.
In a brief but fiery speech on the House floor, Gaetz repeated the sentiments of his colleagues that “words matter.” However, the Florida lawmaker used his time to demonstrate that Democrats failed to maintain the same standards last year as rioters burned down cities and destroyed livelihoods across the nation for months on end.
“The Speaker said to us just moments ago, words matter. But apparently, those words don’t matter when they’re uttered by Democrats,” he said.
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