Matt Gaetz went right after all three Dem witnesses today in an explosive cross-examination. His questions were quick and brutal and had the witnesses on the defensive.
He asked Pamela Karlan,
“DO YOU REMEMBER SAYING THE FOLLOWING? LIBERALS TEND TO CLUSTER MORE. CONSERVATIVES, ESPECIALLY VERY CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE TEND TO SPREAD OUT MORE, PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY DON’T EVEN WANT TO BE AROUND THEMSELVES. DID YOU SAY THAT?”
She said she did and tried to explain away her arrogance but Matt Gaetz cut her off to move on to an ugly topic.
“I HAVE LIMITED TIME PROFESSOR SO WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW LIBERALS WANT TO BE AROUND EACH OTHER AND CONSERVATIVES DON’T WANT TO BE AROUND EACH OTHER AND HAVE TO SPREAD OUT, YOU MAY NOT SEE THIS FROM THE IVORY TOWERS OF YOUR LAW SCHOOL BUT IT MAKES PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY — EXCUSE ME, YOU DON’T GET TO INTERRUPT ME ON THIS TIME.
NOW LET ME ALSO SUGGEST THAT WHEN YOU INVOKE THE PRESIDENT’S SON’S NAME HERE. WHEN YOU TRY TO MAKE A LITTLE JOKE OUT OF REFERENCING BARRON TRUMP.
THAT DOES NOT LEND CREDIBILITY TO YOUR ARGUMENT. IT MAKES YOU LOOK MEAN AND LIKE YOU’RE ATTACKING SOMEONE’S FAMILY, THE MINOR CHILD OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
SO LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET INTO THE FACTS TO ALL OF THE WITNESSES. IF YOU HAVE PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF A SINGLE MATERIAL FACT IN THE SCHIFF REPORT, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. AND LET THE RECORD REFLECT NO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF A SINGLE FACT AND YOU KNOW WHAT.
YOU GAVE $1,000 TO ELIZABETH WARREN, RIGHT.
I BELIEVE SO.
YOU GAVE 1,200 BUCKS TO BARRACK OBAMA.
I HAVE NO REASON TO QUESTION THAT.
AND YOU GAVE $2,000 TO HILLARY CLINTON.
Democrats need to do the right thing and condemn Karlan’s comments.
— Erin Perrine (@ErinMPerrine) December 4, 2019
“Every Democrat in Congress should immediately repudiate Pamela Karlan and call on her to personally apologize to the President and the First Lady for mocking their son on national TV.” @TeamTrump statement from @kayleighmcenany on Pamela Karlan’s disgusting remark: pic.twitter.com/qV05vIpCYq
— Ali Pardo (@alipardo) December 4, 2019