Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tried to argue that Trump‘s border wall would stop gun violence, as he tried to get a father who lost his child in the Parkland shooting kicked out of the building.
Gaetz argued that a House bill expanding background checks would not reduce gun violence, but a border wall would, “But a wall, a barrier on our southern border, may have. If we cared about safer streets, we’d build the wall and secure the border.”
Matt Gaetz derails #HR8 hearing claiming the real problem is illegal immigrants and a border wall will fix it. Parents of killed Parkland students become understandably upset. @RepMattGaetz then wags his finger and demands they be removed. DISGRACEFUL. pic.twitter.com/2jsSFWMdfD
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 6, 2019
Gaetz followed up his the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a border wall routine by trying to get Parkland dad, Manuel Oliver, kicked out of the hearing:
This is beyond despicable. pic.twitter.com/YZF8EGW3hP
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) February 6, 2019
The Border Wall Can Now Stop School Shootings
Not a single one of the mass shootings that occurred in 2018 was carried about by an illegal immigrant. Unless Trump‘s border wall is bulletproof and can transport itself instantly around the country to protect shooting victims, a wall will not protect the country from mass shootings or lower gun violence.
Rep. Gaetz is a blind follower of Donald Trump, which means that he says a lot of stupid things on an almost daily basis, but claiming that a border wall can stop gun violence and then trying to get a man who lost his son in mass shooting kicked out of a hearing, isn’t just stupid, it is cruel and corrupt to the core.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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