Representative Gaetz responds to congressional hearing clash

Representative Gaetz responds to congressional hearing clash

Gun Rights

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – During last Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, Congressman Matt Gaetz of District 1 got into a verbal exchange with the fathers of two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims. Olivia Michael spoke with him to get his response to the events that occurred. Olivia Michael: Congressman Matt Gaetz joins us now, Congressman thank you for your time. Let’s get right into it, From your perspective, what happened last Wednesday? Representative Matt Gaetz: Well, Savannah Lindquist is a 24-year-old rape survivor. She had just shared her story in the judiciary committee of how in a gun-free zone she was unable to carry her firearm at a college campus and was violently raped. And then a man twice her size, I did not know who he was, was less than ten feet behind her and he kept standing up and, three different times, yelling and screaming. It was obvious from body language and just her eyes that was frightening to her and so I inquired to the chairman whether or not there were procedures allowed us to maintain some sense of decorum in the judiciary committee. I understand that Mr. Oliver must be going through a feeling that really none of us can relate to – the loss of a child – but a lot of people bring their anguish and pain and loss to the Congress and there’s a reason why we don’t let everybody just stand up in a committee room and […]

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