Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is setting an example for conservative politicians, refusing to apologize to people who are offended by his comments about radical pro-abortion activists.
During a speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit 2022, the Florida congressman roasted radical pro-abortion women for their appearance — taking a page out of the playbook of the hypocritical left, who constantly decry “body-shaming” while also attacking conservatives for their appearance.
In his remarks, Gaetz called “pro-abortion, pro-murder” protesters at rallies “odious on the inside and out.”
“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,” the GOP congressman asked during a video clip that has been viewed more than 7.1 million times since Saturday.
Gaetz: "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." pic.twitter.com/0qqvun3Pf8
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 23, 2022
After speaking at a nursing home in Pensacola on Monday, Gaetz was asked by reporters to clarify his controversial remarks. Unlike most Republican politicians, instead of walking his comments back or apologizing, he doubled down.
“I’m very pro-life and I make no apology for it,” he began. “I’m grateful that Roe has been overturned and that Dobbs is now the jurisprudence on abortion.”
“I find these people that go out in these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies odious and just, like, ugly on the inside and out,” Gaetz continued. “I make no apology for it. I don’t believe that every person who disagrees with my perspective on life is an ugly person, but the ones that are out there protesting and marching on 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.”
“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,” he added.
“You’re suggesting that these women at these abortion rallies are ugly and overweight?” an ABC News reporter asked.
“Yes,” Gaetz responded.
“What do you say to people who think those comments are offensive?” the reporter pressed.
“Be offended,” the GOP congressman shot back.
@RepMattGaetz doubled-down on his comments in our interview this morning.
Q: You're suggesting that these women at these abortion rallies are ugly and overweight?
— Olivia Iverson (@OliviaIversonTV) July 25, 2022