Last Updated on October 27, 2023
One of Kevin McCarthy’s biggest fanboys, Rep. Jason Smith from Missouri, attacked Matt Gaetz this week over Gaetz’s ousting of McCarthy. Gaetz responded to the attack by saying, “There might not be another member of Congress who lives a lie every day more than Jason Smith.” McCarthy allies continue to attack Gaetz over McCarthy’s ousting despite polling showing that most voters support McCarthy’s removal of Speaker.
Smith attacked Gaetz, saying, “Let me just tell you, if Matt Gaetz’s lips are moving, it’s only lies that’s coming out of it, That gentleman only loves to propel himself and propaganda. He sounds like a Democrat. It’s exactly what Democrats say. They accuse Donald Trump of everything that they’re doing. Matt Gaetz is accusing Kevin McCarthy for everything that he’s doing.”
Gaetz responded by saying, “Jason Smith says if my lips are moving, I’m lying. Well, you know what? If Jason Smith is breathing, he is living a lie. There might not be another member of Congress who lives a lie every day more than Jason Smith. And Jason Smith knows exactly what I’m talking about. And by the way, so does almost every member of the House Republican caucus.”
Gaetz continued to say, “So, there’s a good deal of projection in Jason Smith calling me a liar when it’s Jason Smith, who literally has to live a lie. And I honestly pity him for that because you know, it wouldn’t be something that– I wouldn’t live that way. I’ll just put it that way. So, Jason, I would check yourself before you come at me with any accusations of being dishonest about what I say, when you’re dishonest about how you live and what you do.”
.@RepJasonSmith called me a liar.
It’s a somewhat predictable projection.
Because he lives a lie every day. pic.twitter.com/EUDhewyrCT
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) October 26, 2023
Jason Smith is not married. Many find it quite odd that a career politician like Smith, who has more power and money than most American’s, still has not found a spouse to marry.
Chair of House Ways and Means says Matt Gaetz “is a foolish liar.” Gaetz then responds by outing Jason Smith as a closeted gay man. pic.twitter.com/f09CxZKYsh
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 26, 2023
McCarthy’s allies are continuing their attacks against Gaetz and the others who ousted McCarthy despite polling showing voters support McCarthy’s removal.