Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor-Greene are among the most controversial and hated lawmakers in the country. Rather than being chastened by criticism, though, they seem to derive a sick pleasure from it. The two Republicans have been barnstorming around the country pretending like all is well.
CNN’s Jim Acosta has had enough. He ripped into the dastardly duo during his Saturday afternoon show. The host began:
“This week, the U.S. hit an important milestone: half of the adult population in this country is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Yes, we are beating the virus, but on this Memorial Day weekend, the country is far from healthy. Throughout the pandemic we’ve suffered from a serious case of herd stupidity as the far-right waged a war against science and in some cases against the scientists…”
Acosta then moved onto Greene and Gaetz. “Matt Gaetz and his partner in slime, Marjorie Taylor Greene have been traveling the country inciting their crowds. Greene compared mask wearing requirements to the Holocaust and likened Democrats to Nazis. Shameful.”
The host closed his message, “What would think they think of the cowardice on display this week in the Senate? On this Memorial Day, what would the Greatest Generation think of us? Are we the worst generation? What would the Greatest Generation tell us about the peril, the danger, in looking the other way when the forces of fanaticism are on the rise? And they are on the rise in America.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.