Matt Gaetz is doubling down on his insistence he is aware of who Captain Kangaroo is, however his proof may not maintain up in courtroom… kangaroo or in any other case.
The Republican Consultant claimed he knew the kids’s TV character as a result of he “watched loads of Nick at Nite once I was a child” — though Nick at Nite by no means broadcast a single episode of the present.
Final week the 37-year-old took loads of abuse on-line over his weird analogy; when Donald Trump claimed U.S. Home of Consultant’s Intelligence Committee Impeachment Inquiry was a “kangaroo courtroom”, Gaetz went one additional and declared Adam Schiff — the Chairman overseeing the inquiry — as “performing like a malicious Captain Kangaroo.”
Twitter lit on the politician, as 1000’s identified that the beloved 1950s character had nothing to do with the time period describing a lawless courtroom.
“I do know who Captain Kangaroo is,” Gaetz stated at Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport. “He was on that TV present with Grandfather Clock and… these other people.”
“I really feel like with Adam Schiff working the kangaroo courtroom it was truthful to name him a demented or maligned Captain Kangaroo,” he defined. “I completely know the distinction, and I do know who Captain Kangaroo is ‘trigger I watched loads of Nick at Nite once I was a child.”
He rapidly added: “It wasn’t on once I was a child, I am just a little youthful than that.”
Nor certainly was Captain Kangaroo ever on it in any respect, because it solely broadcast on CBS and PBS.
On Monday, Gaetz was nonetheless pushing the kangaroo courtroom line after he acquired booted out of a closed door impeachment listening to.
He invited himself to a listening to during which lawmakers from three totally different committees — Intelligence, Overseas Affairs, and Oversight — had been interviewing President Trump’s former high aide on Russia, Fiona Hill, concerning the Ukraine scandal.
However as a result of he did not sit on any of the three panels, he wasn’t allowed in.
He claimed that as a member of the Judiciary Committee, he appeared simply to take part and observe, however was barred. “Why is Adam Schiff making an attempt to run a kangaroo courtroom? Why is he persevering with to restrict entry to proof, restrict entry even from members of Congress?” he stated outdoors.
He continued on Twitter: “Chairman Schiff and the novel democrats at the moment are lively members within the coup. To exclude Members of Congress from hearings confirms the American folks’s suspicions: this isn’t a reliable ‘impeachment inquiry’ — it’s a charade.”
“How can America have any confidence on this #KangarooCourtCoup?”
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