‘Shame on you’: Matt Gaetz hits back at Gutfeld, Judge Pirro for joking about romance with AOC

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) didn’t appreciate being the butt of a joke and responded to Fox News host Greg Gutfeld’s humorous take about a “romantic comedy” starring the Republican lawmaker and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by playing the sexist card.

Gaetz and AOC, a self-avowed socialist and one of the most far-left members of Congress, joined forces in backing a bill that would ban lawmakers from engaging in the trading of stocks. And while politics makes for strange bedfellows, you have to admit they are an odd couple.

“I smell a romantic comedy,” Gutfeld said on “The Five” Tuesday. “A beautiful left-wing communist in Congress. A dashing right-wing male fresh off a wrongful allegation of sexual misconduct. They come together to fight one of the most corrupt practices in politics. And they fall in love. They can’t help themselves. She’s got a French Poodle. He’s got a strange hairline, but somehow they’re gonna make it work. And then they’re gonna leave politics and start their own business. It’ll be like a bakery. A vegan bakery, a vegan bakery for pets.”

“He’s happily married,” co-host Jesse Watters reminded Gutfeld.

“No, he’s gonna leave her,” Gutfeld jokingly fired back.

“And she’s engaged,” Watters added, of AOC.

Co-host Jeanine Pirro also chimed in to say Gaetz is married.

“Don’t ruin this!” an already worked up Gutfeld responded to his colleagues raining on his imaginative parade.

Pirro, a former judge, then got in on the hijinks by asking if she could marry the “couple.”

Gaetz failed to find the humor in Gutfeld’s little skit despite being a public official with a propensity to be drawn to the bright lights, meaning he’s fair game for a little harmless fun.

Somewhat interestingly, the suddenly chivalrous Florida lawmaker pulled a page from Ocasio-Cortez’s playbook to accuse Gutfled of being a sexist.

“It does seem a little childish to me that the media always has to over-sexualize everything that AOC is involved with,” Gaetz said on his Firebrand podcast. “They wouldn’t do that to men. And two people can engage in serious legislation that’s not renaming some post office, but trying to make our Congress more honest and more ethical without that type of, I think, very childish and immature commentary.”

An odd response, but when discussing his alliance with Ocasio-Cortz last week, Gaetz had this to say, “AOC is wrong a lot. She’d probably say the same thing about me. But she’s not corrupt.”

Gaetz also had a few words for Pirro.

“Then Judge Jeanine — Judge Jeanine, who starts out saying I am happily married, Judge Jeanine, who was sitting at my table at Mar-a-Lago the night I proposed to my wife — by the end of the Greg Gutfeld rant, she’s bailed, and she’s wanting to be the officiant for me and AOC,” he said. “So shame on you, Judge Jeanine.”

Tom Tillison


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