Matt Gaetz calls George Floyd protesters antifa, asks to 'hunt them down' - Business Insider

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Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz equates protesters with terrorists and asks to 'hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East'

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested Monday that protesters demonstrating against police brutality are part of Antifa and should be hunted down like terrorists.

President Donald Trump also implied that protesters should be forcefully subdued, telling governors and law enforcement officials, "You have to dominate."Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida suggested on Monday that protesters demonstrating against police brutality are part of Antifa and should be hunted down like terrorists.

Gaetz is the third Republican official to suggest using violence against demonstrators who have taken to the streets and, in some cases, been subjected to heavy-handed crowd control tactics by law enforcement officers. Multiple people replied to his tweet saying that they had reported it to Twitter for inciting violence.

At one point, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said, "We have to be careful, but we've got to be tough.""When someone's throwing a rock, that's like shooting a gun," the president said. "We've had a couple of people badly hurt, with no retribution. You have to do retribution, in my opinion. You have to use your own legal system. But if you want this to stop, you have to prosecute people.

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Unbelievable

And you Americans stand for that ?

So this is the face of Fascism...

'hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East' Rrrriiiiggghhhtttt.... you DO understand that those 'terrorists' in the Middle East shoot back, right? And they don't use rubber bullets!

If the whole America protest then are you going to arrest everyone and can terrorist vote you out?

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Dishonest hacks. He obviously referred to the violent few.

VOTE HIM OUT VOTE & VOTE THE GOP OUT TOO THE BALLETS ARE IN THE MAIL THANKS USPS VOTE

They are not terrorists. Some of them are criminals and some are protesters. Stop being so damn liberal with the word terrorist. Every time you govt types want us pissed of at someone other than you, you start labeling people terrorists.

realDonaldTrump is asking for a civil war. BlackLivesMatter protests2020 PoliceBrutality

seriously out of touch. let them eat cake.

vtaylor9188 Or maybe on the hunt for another DUI hey mattgaetz

what a pos

Disgusting human being.

Expell him from the House immediately

Wtf man...

1) They are violent terrorists 2) They are a serious threat. 3). They MUST BE STOPPED

That’s what I tweeted earlier that Trump & now his goons fit in very well in SA type countries. They have the same mentality & authoritarian ambitions. These people are sickening.

What do Republicans know about hunting terrorists? They're still searching for Osama Bin Laden.

lister_lester Enough evidence with the MAGAMorons statements that they’d be fine with Hitler and the Wehrmacht. Time to take action. Vote. VoteOutHate

You will have blood on your hands. Twitter needs to take down this hateful message calling for violence. Disgusting comment from elected official.

More white entitlement

Hey let me fix that headline for you... 'Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz publicly calls for the extrajudicial killing of American citizens.'

Piece of Crap, in 6 months it is your party that will be hunted down by the voters.

EatShtTrump If ever a Civil War breaks out this guy will definitely be one of the first casualties

What an irresponsible & dangerous statement to make that will only incite more violence. You need to resign. You have no business being a representative. Disgusting!

Exactly! Who needs free speech? Obviously Matt is a proponent of Fascism. Thank you for your honesty congressman. We knew you were an a-hole but you have confirmed what we already suspected. Take a shot of hydroxychloroquine and go for a drive!

THEY ARE TERRORISTS AND EVENWORSE THAN A TERRORISTS.WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE WAITING FOR.🧐

Obviously he was drunk when he made these comments...hopefully he wasn't driving this time

there are protestors and there are criminals and looters commit crimes and destruction in the name of prostesing for injustice. You should know better. i am your subscriber. you better be more intelligent on your reporting. riots20 protests2020

wtf

Really mattgaetz what do you call 👇🏽Fine People?

Sorry. I thought I was reporting Matt Gaetz.

This is what’s WRONG with politicians...

you twisting their words. what they said is “antifa terrorists“ which is not the same as “protestors.“ It is you put the equal sign. This is a what causes problem now - MSM creates conflict deliberatey by injecting their own political aganda. disgusting!stop it!

jeezy52

mattgaetz GOP have lost their minds along with realDonaldTrump They’re being irresponsible and irrational.

DUTERTE, KIM, PUTIN, ERDOGAN and other DICTATORS Inspire Matt Gwaetz and Marsha Blackburn to call for more VIOLENCE against LEGAL PROTESTS

Fascism in America is already entrenched.

.mattgaetz is a fascist

Trump called for advice from PUTIN this morning MORE VIOLENCE !!! CRUSH THE PROTESTERS !!! DON'T LOOK WEAK !!! and that's what he told the Governors pretty much word for word GET ANGRY GET TOUGH !!

So ignorant.

He’s so subtle

is he in the Bunker with 4 times Draft Dodger Trump?

Sounds like a fascist blowhard completely ignorant of history. What happened in the Middle East? Rubble-ized cities, dead Americans, and dead civilians. This would only rubble-ize our OWN cities and cut it down to only dead Americans.

Let’s be clear: he saying hunt down citizens. How American of you.

As soon as you call for tanks and shooting people ... you might a well, call for a dictatorship. This is how we get people like Mussolini, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, and the crisis of the 3rd Century.

Pass it on! All GOP must go!!!✊🏿✊✊🏾✊🏽

So SpeakerPelosi are we going to censure him or what?

So just so we’re clear, Trump tweets that Antifa will be designated a terrorist organization (a power he doesn’t have) and now Gaetz wants them treated as foreign terrorists? Is he asking for drone strikes over AMERICAN cities? Cool.

He’s exactly right.

You are A Dog Sir. You should not be serving Americans. You sir are a Complicit FOOL.

madness madness

Republicans pushing this Antifa propaganda.

He said Antifa, not protestors. Huge difference.

Saying things like this is like working on your 'Republican Resume'.

People actually voted for this asshole

Sounding very much like fascists....

Republicans are actually trying to incite a race war .... unreal.

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