At a press conference this morning Rep. Matt Gaetz referred to the constitutional impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump as a “kangaroo court”. He further embarrassed himself by expanding on his mind boggling stupidity.
“What we see in this impeachment, is a kangaroo court, and chairman Schiff is acting like a Malicious Captain Kangaroo.”Rep. Matt Gaetz – Press Conference on Impeachment Inquiry – 10/08/2019
Yes. An elected member of congress actually said that. And he was pretty serious about it too.
As if the self-evident humiliation wasn’t bad enough, the GOP has been trying to use the line as a talking point all day.
📈'Kangaroo court' is this morning's top search. Our earliest record of it in use is from 1841. https://t.co/o0lDZlzZk9— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) October 8, 2019
We define kangaroo court as either “a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted” or “a court characterized by irresponsible, unauthorized, or irregular status or procedures.” The origins of the word are obscure, but we can tell you that it does not have much to do with actual kangaroos. We may also assert that there is no connection, in either a semantic or etymological vein, between kangaroo court and the 20th century children’s television show Captain Kangaroo. Our earliest record of use comes in 1841.Merriam-Webster’s explanation of a kangaroo court – 10/08/2019
These 2 idiots are too far gone to realize they're attacking their own institution in order to protect the most obstructive, corrupt Executive Branch in the history of the republic. @Jim_Jordan and @mattgaetz have become walking cartoons.— JohnRJohnson (@JohnRJohnson) October 8, 2019
A molester protector & a drunk. The Republicans really know how to pick them.— Andrew Goss 👊USAF👊 (@Goss30Goss) October 8, 2019
Says Mr. Green Jeans.— John Weaver (@jwgop) October 8, 2019
Matt Gaetz has a point. We all remember that time Mr. Green Jeans wouldn't send weapons to Ukraine until they dug up some dirt on Dancing Bear. And then Captain Kangaroo impeached his green-jeaned ass. #KangarooCourt— T.R. Morley (@TheRealMorley) October 8, 2019
He was probably so proud of how clever he thought that was.— PCR RitesGood (@pcrritesgood) October 8, 2019
Wow, Matt Gaetz thinks a kangaroo court was devised by Captain Kangaroo…— Linda Childers (@lindarchilders) October 8, 2019
I wonder what his definition of a "Romper" Room is? 🤨 pic.twitter.com/D0uTpuKhpS
Matt Gaetz thinks that Diana Ross was on the Supremes Court.— Tgage (@tgagemurphy) October 8, 2019
I’ve heard a lot of very strange things come out of Congress critters over the years. One of the dumbest comments that has stuck with me, was when Rep. Hank Johnson in a congressional hearing was arguing that if we sent too many troops to Guam that the island might capsize.
Well move over Hank we have a new winner. His name is Matt, and he is stupid.
Matt Gaetz brought up Captain Kangaroo.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 8, 2019
Hey, leave Trey Gowdy alone. pic.twitter.com/ypEJQAmb0m