There may not be two Congressman who have more divergent opinions on former President Donalf Trump than Republican Matt Gaetz and Democrat Jerry Nadler.
Gaetz was one of Trump’s most staunch supporters, while Nadler worked harder than almost anyone to try and remove Trump from office.
But Gaetz just put this Never-Trump Congressman in his place with a single sentence.
Gaetz vs. Nadler
Conflict between Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York is nothing new.
As the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Nadler led the never-ending “Russian collusion” witch hunt during the Donald Trump Presidency.
Meanwhile, during that same period, Gaetz was also on the Judiciary Committee, however, he was an ardent supporter of the 45th President of the United States.
In fact, Politico even labeled Gaetz “one of the most enthusiastic defenders of President Trump on cable news.”
Stand for something, or fall for anything
Now, with the GOP in charge this time, Gaetz and Nadler are warring once again – but this time it’s not about Trump.
No, it’s the Pledge of Allegiance that has the two combatants at odds.
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Nadler shut down Gaetz’s request to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before the House Judiciary Committee hearing this week.
Gaetz began the first Judiciary hearing of the new Congress by putting forward an amendment to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each hearing – with committee members having the opportunity to give “inspirational” people from their districts the chance to lead the pledge.
According to the Florida Representative, doing the same thing school children do to start class each day would be “patriotic and unifying.”
However, Nadler was having none of it.
“I would oppose it simply on the grounds that, as members know, we pledge allegiance every day on the floor and I don’t know why we should pledge allegiance twice in the same day, to show how patriotic we are,” Nadler said.
To what do Democrats pledge their allegiance?
But Nadler was immediately called out for his lackluster excuse by Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana.
“I have not seen Mr. Nadler on the floor when the pledge is done,” Rep. Johnson said. “Most members are not present there. So, it’s not accurate to say we do the pledge every day. It may be offered, but you’re not there for it. It’s a bit absurd to suggest we couldn’t take 30-seconds before we start this important work to do what should be done by all Americans.”
Nadler defended himself by saying he’s “said the pledge dozens of times,” in his life.
And while Johnson did a good job of embarrassing Nadler on the House floor, Gaetz wasn’t done with his old foe.
“Standing for the American flag isn’t controversial,” Gaetz told the Daily Caller. “Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance isn’t a waste of time. Democrats are so outraged at the idea of a daily dose of patriotism that they spent 30-minutes ranting and raving in opposition. Congress cannot expect the American people to believe they are fighting for their values when they don’t even care to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.”
The visual of Democrats figuratively running from saying the pledge is stunning.
Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia went so far as to try and tie the Pledge of Allegiance to the January 6 Capitol protests as a reason for not reciting it.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.