'Squashed like a bug': Gaetz slammed after 'rage-tweeting a slander on America's entire military history'
Congressman Matt Gaetz attacked the U.S. Armed Forces on Wednesday, suggesting America doesn't win wars because of Generals like the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley. General Milley, who has worn an Army uniform since before the Florida Republican congressman was born, is being heralded for delivering a strong and intelligent rebuke of Gaetz's attack on critical race theory and criticizing the U.S. Military for being "woke."
Gen. Milley told Gaetz during a House committee hearing that he would like to better understand both critical race theory and "white rage," which he implied was connected to Donald Trump's January 6 insurrection.'
"I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned and noncommissioned officers of being quote 'woke,' or something else because we're studying some theories that are out there," Milley told Gaetz.
Gaetz, whose district has a huge military presence including one of the largest air bases in the world, did not wait long to strike back, attacking General Milley:
With Generals like this it’s no wonder we’ve fought considerably more wars than we’ve won. https://t.co/wt43YAs6cU— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1624476064.0
Attacking Americans who believe systemic racism is real:
I’m far more offended that they actually ARE woke… https://t.co/TWT4LhJ4iu— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1624478128.0
Attacking the U.S. Armed Forces:
We must defend our patriotic military service members against their woke leadership.— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1624479914.0
And praising the Chinese Communist Party (CCP):
Nobody in the CCP military is studying “White rage” or “Critical Race Theory” instead, they’re doing this 👇 cc:… https://t.co/EEyPd1lGIP— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1624482953.0
It did not go well for him:
@mattgaetz “we’ve fought”???!??! Sorry, didn’t realize that committing sexual assault on minors and then paying th… https://t.co/8Eo92PAHxn— Mandolyn Hicks 🏖 (@Mandolyn Hicks 🏖) 1624479761.0
@mattgaetz We? 🙄 Unless you count struggling with Venmo’s privacy settings as a war, “we” haven’t fought in a war.— Jorge A. Caballero, MD (@Jorge A. Caballero, MD) 1624479229.0
@mattgaetz buddy the only war you fought is against age of consent— kilgore trout, dna harvester (@kilgore trout, dna harvester) 1624479732.0
@Marty_Shannon @mattgaetz Matt was so thoroughly embarrassed that he decided to rage-tweet a slander on America's entire military history.— 👤 (@👤) 1624476333.0
@mattgaetz You got owned today and you damn well know it.— 𝓖𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓭𝓸 (𝓝𝓞𝓣 𝓡𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪) 💧 (@𝓖𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓭𝓸 (𝓝𝓞𝓣 𝓡𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪) 💧) 1624479473.0
@mattgaetz Way to attack your voting base and district, Matt. Keep going, though. Show your district how you "support" the military.— SSton (@SSton) 1624481024.0
Gaetz is an ignorant ass and belongs in prison. He couldn’t carry any military member’s water. https://t.co/5gfwJb3g1R— Dr. Steve Woodsmall, Major, USAF-Retired (@Dr. Steve Woodsmall, Major, USAF-Retired) 1624486019.0
This needed to be said. Glad it was one of our military leaders. And Matt Gaetz is a punk. https://t.co/VlDhb34AxQ— Paul C. (@Paul C.) 1624481323.0
Look at Matt Gaetz. This general has more decorations than the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and yet that clown shake… https://t.co/L7AXACrWCH— Matt Verderame (@Matt Verderame) 1624473252.0
Hey, @mattgaetz, see those stripes on Gen Milley’s right sleeve? Each one represents 6 months in combat. SecDef Aus… https://t.co/hx4JwWZuuO— Mark Hertling (@Mark Hertling) 1624484986.0
I don’t ever want to hear how the GOP respects the military ever again https://t.co/cHHlEzNY0U— abk_kyle (@abk_kyle) 1624479830.0
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