Following House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam's Schiff's observation that the White House is obstructing justice by refusing to cooperate with the House's impeachment inquiry, Republican Congressmen Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan were approached for an interview by the press.
In their comments, Matt Gaetz described Congress' proceedings in such a way that certainly made it seem like he thought the term "kangaroo court" originated on the children's show Captain Kangaroo.
He commented to reporters:
"What we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court, and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo."
this incredible idiot thinks that the term "kangaroo court" comes from the TV show Captain Kangaroo https://t.co/CxVd8aSggL— Timothy Burke (@Timothy Burke) 1570542379.0
The digs came hard and fast on Twitter.
https://t.co/AVxLaAtTG9 https://t.co/QTyoSpfQv8— Timothy Burke (@Timothy Burke) 1570548340.0
@bubbaprog @ReignOfApril incredible and incredibly funny— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼) 1570560903.0
@MollyJongFast @bubbaprog Captain Kangaroo: Magically malicious AND nutritious! 🤣— 🌴🆁🅰🅳🅸🅾 🆁🅴🅴🆂🅷🅰🌴 (@🌴🆁🅰🅳🅸🅾 🆁🅴🅴🆂🅷🅰🌴) 1570550260.0
Whenever Republicans try to defend President Trump's indefensible behavior, they end up saying something silly.
Though Jim Jordan was quiet in this clip, that's probably for the best considering things he's said in the past.
@bubbaprog Democrats should just start making up new rules like the Republicans do!! For one, start a new thing of… https://t.co/Lo9l21joIL— Dan Pereira (@Dan Pereira) 1570553093.0
Republicans can't be in a great position if their best and brightest can only bring this to the table.
@bubbaprog Such a sad state of affairs for the Republican Party when Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz are the leaders.— Ryan Golden (@Ryan Golden) 1570543509.0
@bubbaprog two of earth's stupidest— Mark Gongloff (@Mark Gongloff) 1570545965.0
Trump literally tweeted out evidence of the crimes he's been accused of.
@bubbaprog The bots defending this are hilarious. They have no clue who Captain Kangaroo is or why this is so asinine.— GSeabhac (@GSeabhac) 1570553152.0
Some people thought Gaetz was playing dumb.
@bubbaprog @dan_bernstein I think he knows the definition: a mock court in which the principles of law and justice… https://t.co/N4RjvjS82v— Wally Busch (@Wally Busch) 1570542927.0
But it seemed just as likely to people that he's actually dumb.
@bubbaprog @dreadnaught027 https://t.co/2jO6zUULDw— Heidi nicole🆘️ 🇺🇸🗽✊ stand together ✊✊ (@Heidi nicole🆘️ 🇺🇸🗽✊ stand together ✊✊) 1570559388.0
@bubbaprog That would have been the perfect time for ping pong balls to drop onto Matt Gaetz. https://t.co/k2TF4RkuU2— Matt Harriman (@Matt Harriman) 1570543799.0
Hopefully voters remember this all-star interview when the 2020 elections arrive.
The book Growing Up Happy: Captain Kangaroo Tells Yesterday's Children How to Nuture Their Own by Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan is available here.
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