President Biden would be a puppet of the Democratic Get together’s noisy progressive flank, GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz mentioned at Monday’s Republican conference kick-off — calling Biden’s White Home a “Weekend at Bernies.”
“Accept Biden — that’s the hashtag promoted by AOC and the socialists,” the Florida lawmaker, 38, mentioned, referring to NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“And they’re going to settle as a result of they comprehend it’ll be like Weekend at Bernie’s — they usually’ll be pulling the strings,” he continued, riffing on the 1989 black comedy movie of the identical identify and suggesting socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders would be calling the pictures.
“However as an alternative of a comedy, it’s a horror film. They’ll disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your house, and invite MS-13 to dwell subsequent door. And the defunded police aren’t on their means,” he continued.
The Florida congressman has vaulted from obscurity to one of many Republican social gathering’s most seen younger lawmakers since arriving in Washington in 2017.
Gaetz eagerly aligned himself with Trump and has used frequent appearances on Fox Information to construct his model regardless of being one of many latest members of Congress.
The congressman described Trump as a “visionary” and referred to as out Democrats who he mentioned now not believed in America.
“America is the best nation that has ever existed. Don’t let any celeb, athlete or politician let you know in any other case,” he mentioned.
“President Trump typically raises his voice — and a ruckus. He is aware of that’s what it takes to boost a military of patriots who love America and can shield her,” he continued.
The firebrand Florida Panhandle lawmaker will not be afraid to interrupt with the GOP caucus, pushing for the laws of medical marijuana and lobbying the president to get behind the problem.
In July, Gaetz additionally upbraided GOP Rep. Liz Cheney for reportedly failing to assist the president and referred to as for her ousting because the No. three within the Home Republican management.
He additionally turned heads in March when he wore a bio-hazard masks on the Home flooring throughout a vote on a coronavirus funding invoice.
Simply days later, he introduced he was self-quarantined after coming into contact with somebody who had the virus — a bombshell that went off an hour after he shared an Air Power One flight with the president.
In June, Gaetz revealed he had been elevating a Cuban-born teenager for the previous six years, describing him as his “son.”