GOP Rep Matt Gaetz Gets Brutally Mocked for Suggesting Soros is Paying Honduran Kids to Storm U.S. Border
On Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) posted a video to Twitter.
“BREAKING,” Gaetz wrote. “Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time.”
Then, the congressman floated a theory as to who might be funding these efforts.
“Soros?” Gaetz wrote. “US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source!”
BREAKING: Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source! pic.twitter.com/5pEByiGkkN
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 17, 2018
Yes, Gaetz is floating the idea that Democratic mega-donor George Soros is secretly paying Honduran women and children to “storm” the U.S. border in an effort to sway the midterm election.
The congressman’s suggestion drew brutal mockery on Twitter:
The quintessential example of fake news, spread by a United States congressman https://t.co/SwlHbnc08N
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 18, 2018
In Matt Gaetz’s defense he longs to be Steve King.
— Molly Jong☠️Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 18, 2018
Actually Congressman, I don’t think everyone is a racist, though you are an excellent example of the challenge the GOP has around race and racism. Inviting a white nationalist to SOTU/ Racist comments to your colleagues. The laziness is yours, @mattgaetz Do better. https://t.co/qOEAx2ey6n
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) October 18, 2018
This is an actual Member of Congress (no, really… he is) suggesting that George Soros is paying off Hondurans to “storm the US border @ election time”. Either Representative Gaetz is fantastically dumb, or he thinks his constituents are. https://t.co/e6RbJQ8MEv
— Tom Bonier (@tbonier) October 18, 2018
Amazing Soros has money left for groceries.
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) October 18, 2018
Weird how the guy who accidentally invited a Holocaust denier to the State of the Union is also the guy floating Soros conspiracy theories https://t.co/IJHajsSz6p
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 17, 2018
Yes, George Soros is funding an invading army of Honduran children. That’s definitely what’s happening here. https://t.co/bKBgAdU95v
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 18, 2018
You’re a liar, Gaetz. And that’s it. Nothing else there
— Phil Hendrie (@realphilhendrie) October 18, 2018
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