Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) Said on Monday that Democrats secretly plan to include former Vice President Joe Biden in their “horror flick” if he wins the November election.
Gaetz accused Biden of “basement accommodation” while praising President Donald Trump as a “visionary” during his speech on the first night of the Virtual Republican National Convention (RNC). He claimed that “socialist” Democrats were hoping for a victory from Biden because his presidency would allow an assortment of dystopian scenarios, including an invitation to the violent MS-13 gang to “live next door.”
“Settling for Biden is the hashtag promoted by AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and the socialists, ”Gaetz said. “The Woketopians will be satisfied with Biden because they will make him an extra in a film written, produced and directed by others. It really is a horror movie. “
“They are going to disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you up in your home and invite MS-13 to live next door,” Gaetz added. “And the police don’t come when you call. In cities run by Democrats, they’re already funded and dissolved.”
A report from New York Post claimed Gaetz included a comparison between a Biden presidency and the 1989 comedy film Weekend at Bernie’s, which involved two employees desperately trying to make it look like the corpse of their deceased boss is still alive. The remarks prepared earlier in the RNC speech included the comparison, although the reference was omitted in the version actually delivered by Gaetz.
Gaetz began his approximately three-and-a-half-minute speech at the virtual convention by noting that he was talking about “an auditorium more empty than Joe Biden’s daily schedule.” He denounced Hollywood for “blaming our best and allowing for the worst of society” before suggesting that recent power shortages in California meant the state should not have allowed Senator Kamala Harris to become running mate. Biden.
Gaetz has also spoken out against “canceling culture”, insisting that “you cannot cancel a culture that loves its heroes.” One of the most memorable moments of the speech came when he suggested that his experience as a “Florida man” gave him the opportunity to witness attempts to spread American patriotism beyond the limits of the land.
“My great-grandfather was a railroad worker,” Gaetz said. “As a Florida man, I regularly watch our rockets send the brightest beyond the skies with our flag and hope. America is the greatest country that ever existed. Let no celebrity, athlete or politician tell you otherwise. “
Gaetz ended the speech by stating that even though Trump “sometimes raises his voice and heckles” he only does so because “that’s what it takes to raise an army of patriots”, while also praising the president. for his daily display of “unwavering American strength.” . “
News week has contacted the Biden campaign for comment.