During a panel discussion on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show on Thursday, Democratic strategist Chris Hahn and GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz clashed over Gaetz’s past stunt where he sarcastically wore a gas mask on the House floor during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak.
During the heated exchange, Gaetz accused Democrats of attempting to use the coronavirus to suppress voters.
“That’s what James Carville was doing when he was saying the people are going to die if they show up and vote,” Gaetz said, addressing Hahn. “That was voter suppression coming directly from him — it wasn’t Republicans saying, ‘Don’t vote.’ It was one of your people.”
Hahn wasted no time in firing back, accusing Gaetz of mocking the severity of the health crisis.
“Buddy, you shouldn’t be talking about people dying, because people in your district saw you making fun of this and took this less seriously,” Hahn said.
Following the exchange, the hashtag #MattGaetzIsATool began to trend on Twitter.
Watch the video and some of the reactions below:
This is so great, I’m gonna have a beer and put it on repeat. 😂
Matt Gaetz is a moron, and Chris Hahn just exposes his ass on his own network. 😂😂😂
— Chicano Marine 🇲🇽🇺🇸🧩 (@kingsrush) April 10, 2020
You seriously have no idea what people are dealing with in their personal lives.
So be nice to everyone.
Except Matt Gaetz. He's just a fucking tool.#MattGaetzIsATool
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) April 10, 2020
#MattGaetzIsATool is trending, but its a lie, because tools are useful and @mattgaetz is just a drunk driving gas bag who has done nothing useful in congress or for the people of Florida https://t.co/1ww8iSzVxH
— JeramieCantTakeIt (@DemocracyDied20) April 10, 2020
#MattGaetzIsATool is a understatement. When attacked about him wearing a gas mask on the floor of Congress he said "we walk through the dirtiest airports". Ummm, do you have special airports we don't use that aren't cleaned? Same airports we all use dipshit pic.twitter.com/LpQn9YqyVr
— alfred (@Anenigmadream) April 10, 2020
— Andrew Thomas (@AndrewThomasMD) April 10, 2020
— I'dReallyRatherNot (@IdReallyRather1) April 10, 2020
The Germans have a name for this phenomenon: backpfeifengesicht. A face in need of a fist.
— WarrenDem 4 Wendy Davis (TX-21)🗽 (@marconiplein) April 10, 2020
— (((Feddi Up))) (@FeddiUp) April 10, 2020
#MattGaetzIsATool and doesn't want you to remember that a month ago he ridiculed those believing COVID was a pandemic.
92,000 people have died world wide. 14,000 in the U.S.
— TheUnknownCritic (@A_Nonny_Maus) April 10, 2020
Go ahead, give Matt Gaetz a piece of your mind.