Twitter users weigh in with comical reactions to Matt Gaetz’s threat to quit Congress

Twitter users weigh in with comical reactions to Matt Gaetz’s threat to quit Congress
Rep. Matt Gaetz speaking at June 2020 event in Phoenix, ArizonaRep. Matt Gaetz speaking at June 2020 event in Phoenix, Arizona, Gage Skidmore

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is vowing to quit Congress if House Republicans reach a deal with Democratic lawmakers to elect a speaker of the House.

The bipartisan discussion comes as Gaetz and nearly two dozen other House Republicans, including Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and others, continue to block Rep. Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) bid for speakership; a tactic they've used for 11 consecutive ballots.

During a recent appearance on Fox News, the Republican lawmaker shared his opinion of the proposed bipartisan effort with host Laura Ingraham.

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At one point during the appearance, Ingraham asked the Florida lawmaker if he would support a bipartisan agreement with moderate Democrats.

He made it clear he would not as he declared, “If Democrats join up to elect a moderate Republican, I will resign from the House of Representatives.”

Following Gaetz's appearance, Twitter users quickly began sharing their reactions in hopes of his declaration actually being a promise.

"Is this a promise??" one Twitter user asked while another tweeted, "Don’t threaten us with a good time!"

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However, some are convinced that such a declaration would never come to fruition and one user tweeted, "Too bad he’s lying, because that would be a deal worth taking."

Gaetz's remarks come as far-right House Republicans continue to cause roadblocks as they take over control of the chamber.

Watch the video below or at this link.

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