Congressman Matt Gaetz took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, where he slammed America-Last policies. Particularly those propagated by so-called Republicans.
“My colleagues Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are having a conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to talk about how real Republicans should behave.” The Congressman juxtaposed himself on stage: “I’m glad to be here with all of you in the free state of Florida, ’cause this is Donald Trump’s party and I’m a Donald Trump Republican.”
It is no secret that Matt Gaetz is a strong anti establishment individual in the conservative movement. The exposure Gaetz, Trump, and other non-traditional ‘politicians’ have given to the D.C. corruption, has given this same anti establishment sentiment to many Americans.
“When I ran for Congress, I thought that the DOJ, the FBI, the CDC—those were supposed to be the good guys. Simpler days,” Gaetz reminisces on his younger career. Nowadays, Gaetz—like many Americans—is more cynical: “I was extorted by a former DOJ official. The FBI saw one of their own lawyers change evidence to frame President Trump before a secret court. They’re cheating worse than the Russian figure skating team over there at the Hoover Building. And the CDC, they wanted the powers of the CIA and ended up with the credibility of CNN.”
The alphabet organization were not the only ones taking advantage of the prior prestige that accompanied their titles.
“Now Joe Biden and even some who have take this stage tell us that defending freedom in Ukraine has costs for Americans,” Gaetz explained. “First of all, costs are going up; so that should be a red flag right there. Also, what about freedom here, in this country? What about our leaders actually standing up for freedom and liberty in America? Why should Americans have to pay the costs of freedom elsewhere, when our own leaders won’t stand up for our freedom here? And by the way, Washington [D.C.] spend your money and took your freedom away anyway. That’s why we have higher costs and fewer choices today. But now you’ve got to foot the bill for Ukraine? Endure more pain? We still got pain from Afghanistan misadventures that we still have to deal with,” Gaetz slammed the endless wars in the Middle East, spearheaded by neoconservatives and leftists alike.
Watch the full speech: