U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of FL lashes out at a Biden presidency

By: - August 25, 2020 12:56 pm

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Credit: GOP Convention’s Facebook

In the first night of the Republican National Convention, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a fierce ally of President Donald Trump, warned of an unsafe America where criminals and gang members would be set free under a Joe Biden presidency.

The Panhandle U.S. House member claimed that police won’t help people “in Democrat run cities” because they are already being defunded.

“They will disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your homes, and invite MS-13 to live next door,” Gaetz said during his speech at the RNC event. (MS-13 is a gang originating in Los Angeles that has spread across the nation, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s website.)

“Appeasement is never a winning strategy, no we won’t settle for violence in our neighborhoods, or at our border…We won’t settle for decades of bad decisions by basement-dwelling Joe Biden.”

The Florida Congressman was one of several Republican lawmakers to speak at the GOP convention, mostly criticizing Biden and other top Democrats for alleged failed leadership and policies that would harm the country.

“I’m speaking to you from an auditorium emptier than Joe Biden’s schedule,” Gaetz said. “We see the choice clearly, strength or weakness, energy or confusion, success or failure…we must fight to save America now, or we may lose her forever.”

Gaetz also said the “‘woketopians’ will settle for Biden because they will make him an extra in a movie written, produced and directed by others” — a reference to a progressive movement launched on social media.

“It’s a horror film, really,” he added.

“If Biden wasn’t your first choice this primary season, but you’ll do anything to get Trump out of office, Settle for Biden is for you,” the organization said on its website.

Gaetz went on to describe President Trump as a “visionary,” who “sometimes raises his voice and a ruckus.”

“He knows that’s what it takes to raise an army of patriots who love America and will protect her,” he said.

“America is not just an idea or a Constitution, it is our home. We must protect our home with unbreakable made-in-America strength, strength I see every day in President Donald Trump.”

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Issac Morgan
Issac Morgan

Issac Morgan is a 2009 graduate of Florida A&M University's School of Journalism, and a proud native of Tallahassee. He has covered city council and community events at the Gadsden County Times, worked as a sports news assistant at the Tallahassee Democrat, a communications specialist for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and as a proofreader at the Florida Law Weekly.