Matt Gaetz tells supporters they have “an obligation to use the Second Amendment” against Silicon Valley
Matt Gaetz has told his supporters that they have an “obligation” to use their Second Amendment rights against Silicon Valley companies in retaliation for their blocking of conservatives like Donald Trump.
The Florida Congressman was in Georgia on Thursday evening and spoke with Marjorie Taylor Greene, who represents the district. The pair of controversial Republicans are currently in the midst of an ‘America First’ tour to gain support for their campaigns.
Greene entertained her constituents in Dalton, 100 miles north of Atlanta, with her impressions of Mexican cartel members, who she said were delighted at the rise in migrants under President Joe Biden.
“The cartels love the Democrats,” Greene said.
‘Yeah, they’re like, down there,’ We make a lot of money from Biden. Joe Biden! ‘
“That’s really my bad Mexican accent.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene was in her constituency Thursday night, taking her House colleague Matt Gaetz to Dalton, Georgia, about 100 miles north of Atlanta. The two passionate pro-Trump Republicans are in the middle of an ‘America First’ fundraising journey, talking to crowds across the US about election fraud and culture cancellation
Taylor Greene, 47, amused her constituents with her impressions of a Mexican cartel leader, putting an emphasis on claiming that the cartel members love Joe Biden because he is weak for immigration and gives drug traffickers a free rein at the border.
However, it was Gaetz who provoked the most anger with his calls for an armed attack on technology companies.
He accused them of silencing conservatives like Trump, who has been banned since the beginning of this year for instigating the January 6 riot.
‘The internet hall controls in Silicon Valley, they think they can oppress us, discourage us.
‘Maybe if you’re a little less patriotic. If you just adapt a little more to their way of thinking, you may be able to participate in the digital world.
But you know what, Silicon Valley cannot cancel this movement, or this meeting, or this congressman.
“We have a second amendment in this country, and I think we are obliged to use it.”
Gaetz, 39, told the Georgia crowd they had an “obligation” to use their Second Amendment rights for Silicon Valley companies that silenced conservatives. He was referring to the decision by major social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, in January to ban Donald Trump and accused him of causing unrest with his inflammatory comments about the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Gaetz’s comments were immediately condemned by his fellow Republican representative, Adam Kinzinger, for Illinois.
Kinzinger, who is vocal in his condemnation of the pro-Trump wing of the party, tweeted in response to the clip, “ This is not speech protected by the First Amendment. This goes beyond screaming fire in a theater. ‘
Gaetz, 39, also issued a thinly veiled threat about overthrowing the government.
“The Second Amendment – this is a little history lesson for all the fake news media,” he said.
The Second Amendment isn’t about, it’s not about hunting, it’s not about recreation, it’s not about sports.
The second amendment is about retaining, within the bourgeoisie, the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government when needed.
“I hope it never happens, but it is certainly important to recognize the fundamentals of this nation and ensure they are fully understood.”
Gaetz, a Florida congressman, uses his speeches on the America First tour to discuss popular conservative themes – canceling culture, gun rights, electoral fraud, and the US-Mexico border. He also defends himself against allegations that he was involved in the sex trafficking of a minor
Both Gaetz and Greene hope to distract from their own controversies.
Gaetz is currently investigating a minor’s sex trafficking. His ex-girlfriend is working with federal prosecutors, and his former wingman, Joel Greenberg, has struck a plea deal and implicated Gaetz in his sex crimes.
Gaetz has not been charged and insists that he is relaxed about everything Greenberg says, noting that Greenberg has admitted to lying and smearing people.
Greene has caused outrage by her resemblance to the policy that insists on wearing face masks in Congress with the Holocaust.
On Thursday night, however, she did not regret, telling her constituents, “I no longer wear my mask on the floor of the House.”
Gaetz previously said he is open to running for president if Donald Trump doesn’t.
‘I support Donald Trump as president. I immediately encouraged him to run and he gives me all the directions he wants, ‘ Gaetz told The New York Post via text.
“ If Trump doesn’t run away, I’m sure I can beat all that remains of Joe Biden by 2024. ”
But Gaetz will have to stay unscathed from the claims of Greenberg, a former Florida tax collector who pleaded guilty to six charges of fraud and sex offenses earlier this month.
Representative Matt Gaetz told The New York Post he is open to running for president – as long as former President Donald Trump doesn’t try again for a second term
Former President Donald Trump, photographed outside the Trump Tower earlier this week, has not yet said whether he will run for president in 2024, although he hinted he would.
A sketch of Joel Greenberg (right), described as a ‘wingman’ by Representative Matt Gaetz, and Greenberg’s attorney Fritz Scheller (left) in federal court in Orlando on May 17
Greenberg told investigators that the Florida Republican and at least two other men had sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl.
Gaetz has denied those claims.
“I’m not too worried about Joel Greenberg,” Gaetz told Newsmax last week.
Joel Greenberg is now literally in jail for initially accusing someone innocent of having a relationship with a minor. That wasn’t true, it was just a fake thing that Joel Greenberg had said and that got him in quite a bit of trouble. ‘
Gaetz told The Post that he has not formed an exploratory committee for a bid for the White House in 2024.
Another source told The Post that Gaetz could be assisting another prominent Florida man – Republican State Governor Ron DeSantis.
Gaetz could play attack dog for DeSantis and take out other members of the party when there’s a busy Republican primary, like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did for Trump when he went after Florida Senator Marco Rubio in a New Hampshire debate. in 2016.
Trump has not officially announced that he will run for president again in 2024, but has hinted that he would.