Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz Gets Into Shouting Match With Father of Parkland Shooting Victim as he Tries to Defend Claim That Illegal Immigration is Worse Than School Shootings

Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, a longtime ally of the president, sparked a shouting match with two fathers of Parkland massacre victims.
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, a longtime ally of the president, sparked a shouting match with two fathers of Parkland massacre victims.

Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, a longtime ally of the president, sparked a shouting match with two fathers of Parkland massacre victims when he argued for Donald Trump’s border wall during a hearing on gun violence.

‘I hope we do not forget the pain, and anguish, and sense of loss felt by those all over the country who have been the victims of violence at the hands of illegal aliens,’ Gaetz said and then touted legislation that contained Trump’s border barrier. ‘H.R. 8 would not have stopped many of the circumstances I raised, but a wall, a barrier on the Southern border may have, and that’s what we’re fighting for.’

His remarks prompted outrage from fathers of two Parkland shooting victims, Manuel Oliver and Fred Guttenberg.

Oliver stood and shouted at Gaetz, waving his hands at him. Guttenberg, seated beside Oliver, yelled from his seat.

Oliver lost his 17-year-old son Joaquin in the February 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and Guttenberg lost his 14-year-old daughter Jaime in the mass shooting.

Pointing at Oliver and Guttenberg, the Florida Republican congressman asked for their removal as the public is not allowed to comment during congressional hearings, and, at one pointed, pointed his finger at Oliver in accusation.

‘I’d observe three interruptions of my time by the same individual, and the chair is not exercising his discretion to remove that individual,’ Gaetz complained.

Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, a Democrat, declined to order the fathers removed but did issue a reminder of decorum in committee hearings.

‘There will be no comments or demonstrations please,’ Nadler said.

Gaetz wrapped up his remarks by against touting for Trump’s border wall: ‘If we really cared about safer streets, we would build a wall and secure the border and we would do it posthaste.’

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SOURCE: EMILY GOODIN
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