The GOP Qlown Show was on full display on Tuesday as the now-Republican-led House Judiciary Committee decided to hold a hearing about COVID-19 and why the virus’s spread all over America was squarely Joe Biden’s fault while in cahoots with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
While the Mar-a-Lago Players staged a very poorly scripted dress rehearsal of “Wuhan! The Biden China Virus,” the Democrats came prepared to shut them down with those pesky little facts that somehow never seem to make it into a GOP final cut.
Aside from Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) fully schooling Rep. Lauren “Squeaky” Boebert about the Trump administration’s full responsibility for COVID misinformation, House Democrats barely broke a sweat owning their GOP colleagues on the Judiciary Committee by simply spitting facts.
Then there’s my Dem Crush, Rep. Eric “Swoony” Swalwell of California, who has a patently unfair advantage when it comes to owning the GOP in that he’s so smart and dreamy and informed.
Swalwell also gets that the truth is anathema to the Trumpocrites on the other side of the aisle and will shut down anyone who still tries to use that dumb Chinese spy trope on him (we don’t link to that because we follow my Dem Crush’s example in taking the high road whenever possible).
It’s glorious to watch him own the GQP racists and xenophobes. Check out Swalwell reminding Rep. Matt “Florida Swamp” Gaetz, who tried to smuggle a small gremlin into the hearing behind his giant fivehead, about that time he invited an accused murderer to the House.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) slams Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for bringing “somebody that he met at a gun club” to the first House Judiciary Committee hearing to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Turns out, Gaetz’s honored guest was charged with killing a family member in April 2019. pic.twitter.com/15Dzmo343u
— The Recount (@therecount) February 28, 2023
A month ago, to try & own the Libs, Matt Gaetz passed an amendment to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every Judiciary hearing. Every Dem supported. And for 1st hearing, Gaetz asked an accused murderer to say it. At today’s Judiciary hearing…Republicans dropped the pledge.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 28, 2023
Gaetz also got his own dumb ass handed right back to him by a witness at the hearing, so just enjoy watching the GQP Clown Shown come to a screeching halt in real-time.
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