Republicans frustration with the Democrats impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump boiled over on Monday, with some Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee publicly voicing their disagreement with even having to be there in the first place.
That was never more evident than when Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) got his turn to not only ask Democratic “witness” and attorney Daniel Goldman a few questions about his own personal bias, but also intimate what he believes is the absurdity of the hearings in general.
“I’d say the only thing under the Christmas tree for most Americans would be a lump of coal, but I think they’re [Democrats] against coal, too,” Gaetz said after listing a multitude of issues that he believes are more important than the impeachment hearing.
Following Gaetz’s aforementioned coal comment, the Florida congressman spoke about the successes of the Trump administration:
In November, 266,000 jobs created — 80,000 over the average. Half-a-million more manufacturing jobs in the Trump presidency. 700,000 construction jobs. We are doing better than ever before. The American people are thriving. Why won’t you help us move along the critical issues that are far more important than your partisan impeachment?
You can watch the Gaetz’s comment, which followed his questions for Goldman, in the video below: