Matt Gaetz responds to Mika’s personal cheap shot

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Rep. Matt Gaetz seemed more entertained than insulted by Mika Brzezinski’s jab at him over Julián Castro’s “low blow” at Joe Biden.

The Florida Republican derided Brzezinski and the “Morning Joe” show during a discussion with Ed Henry on Fox News, discussing the fallout from Castro’s heated exchange with the former vice president during the Democratic primary debate.

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Brzezinski joined other critics in blasting Castro who appeared to swipe at Biden’s age when he accused him of contradicting himself on healthcare, asking the 76-year-old Democrat, “are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?!”

Along with “Morning Joe” co-host and husband Joe Scarborough, Brzezinski called out the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary.

“Castro essentially implied that Biden is senile,” Brzezinski said. “There were so many things wrong with that.”

She also described Castro’s aggressive confrontation of Biden as a “low blow.”

“I’m going to have to say it was Matt Gaetz-level,” she added, apparently referring to the GOP lawmaker’s bold style of taking on critics and issues without backing down.

Gaetz responded to the jab on Fox News’ “The Story” on Friday.

“MSNBC says you take the low road, sir,” host Ed Henry, sitting in for Martha MacCallum, said after paying the clip to the congressman.

Gaetz mocked Brzezinski’s take as he noted how Castro’s attack fell flat.

“I guess it wasn’t really Matt Gaetz-level because it wasn’t all that interesting, innovative, or effective,” he said.

“It was probably more Mika Brzezinski-level because most people are panning it today and that seemed to be [how] audiences react to her show on that other network,” he said, adding that MSNBC seems “to be doing bad in the ratings.”

“Maybe they’ve got to try to gin up a fight with me” for attention, he added.

“But I’m focused on serving the folks in Florida’s first congressional district which, by the way, Joe Scarborough used to represent,” Gaetz said, referring to Scarborough’s stint as a Republican serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001.

Gaetz took another dig at the MSNBC morning show when discussing Democrats and their attempts to impeach President Trump.

“Your Democratic colleagues in the House, they seemed to be pushing full speed ahead this week to try to impeach the president when even the 2020 Democrats don’t want to go there,” Henry said, noting how the impeachment question was not even brought up during the debate.

The Florida congressman noted that “6 out of 10 Americans oppose impeachment” and it would be “pretty bad politics” for someone running for president to ignore what 60 percent of the country is against.

“I fear that my House Democrat colleagues, they have really lurched so far to the left, they’ve become so captive to voices like Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough,”  Gaetz said. “That they are taking poisonous political candy in the form of an impeachment inquiry.”


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