U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz is refusing to give an inch to the brigades of the perpetually aggrieved.
The Fort Walton Beach Republican has defiantly declared that those who criticized his recent take on the attractiveness of pro-abortion activists should continue to “be offended.”
Gaetz discussed the dust-up with WEAR while at an event in Pensacola. The local news outlet asked the congressman to explain comments he made at the Turning Point USA youth summit in Tampa on Saturday.
At the event, as The Free Press posted on Monday, Gaetz said, “Have you watched these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies? The people are just disgusting. Like, why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions? Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb.”
Continuing, Gaetz described left-wing abortion activists as “odious on the inside and out.”
“They’re like 5-2, 350 pounds and they’re like ‘give me my abortions or I’ll get up and march and protest’ and I’m thinking: ‘March? You look like you got ankles weaker than the legal reasoning behind Roe v. Wade,’” he added. “A few of them need to get up and march. They need to get up and march for like an hour a day, swing those arms, get the blood pumping, maybe mix in a salad.”
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In response to WEAR, Gaetz noted, “I’m very pro-life and I make no apology for it. And I’m grateful that Roe has been overturned and that Dobbs [v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization] is now the jurisprudence on abortion.”
“And I find these people who go out in these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies odious — and just, like, ugly on the inside and out. And I make no apology for it.”
“I don’t believe that every person who disagrees with my perspective on life is an ugly person,” Gaetz added. “But the ones that are out there protesting and marching outside [Supreme Court] Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh’s home, trying to threaten the court, trying to impose a ‘night of rage’ on our nation’s Capitol — which us what they advertised — that’s just pure ugliness.”
“And I see that ugliness on the inside, I see it on the outside. Even in the horrible circumstance where an abortion may happen, it is nothing to celebrate and it is nothing to cheer.”
WEAR then asked Gaetz if he thinks “these women at these abortion rallies are ugly and overweight?”
“Yes,” he replied.
“What do you say to people who think those comments are offensive?” the reporter followed.
Gaetz replied, “Be offended.”