The people on the leftist side of the aisle forget that there is such a thing as the public record, and in the hands of people not afraid to use it, words spoken years ago can be brought into the spotlight.
Well, the leftists forget that they are not the only ones who actually do such things.
On Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida pulled out the Congressional Record and read a passage to the Rev. Al Sharpton during a show hearing on the topic of law enforcement. Essentially, Gaetz wanted to point out to the reverend, who uses the color of his skin to make a living, that he’s been known to make a few anti-Semitic comments from time to time.
“Have you ever referred to African-Americans who disagree with you as cocktail-sip Negroes?”
“I have,” Sharpton said.
The congressman later asked Sharpton, “Have you ever said, ‘If the Jews want to get it on, they can pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house?”
Sharpton said that comment was directed at one specific individual who threatened him in 1991, not all Jews.
Of course, this did not go over well with the Democrats on the dais with Rep. Gaetz. In fact, they got rather testy.
Nadler called Gaetz’s questioning “obnoxious” but told committee Dems that the hard-charging congressman had significant latitude under the rules.
Gaetz objected to Nadler’s use of the word “obnoxious” before defending his line of questioning as relevant to the hearing.
“Reverend Sharpton has come before the House Judiciary Committee as a purported expert on policing,” Gaetz said. “Yet his bigoted statements undermine the bipartisan work we should be doing to ensure that all citizens are able to come together and have safe communities.”
Holy shnikies! A Congressman not afraid to call people out on their hypocrisy. Watch the whole exchange, and note that the Democrats kind of got into an argument amongst themselves regarding Gaetz’s tactics.