Matt Gaetz: It’s ‘Sickening’ That Democrat Jackie Speier Called Me a White Man

Matt Gaetz: It’s ‘Sickening’ That Democrat Jackie Speier Called Me a White Man

Republican Representative Matt Gaetz was not happy that Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier called him a white man. Speier gave an interview on Thursday morning where she called the GOP congressmen who stormed a SCIF hearing ‘ a bunch of 50-year-old white men.’

Later in the day, Gaetz gave an interview on MSNBC and railed against Speier for calling him a white male.

“Did she say we were a bunch of white men?” Gaetz said.

“What does the fact that we are white men have to do with our desire to represent the millions of constituents we serve?”

“I was deeply offended by that,” Gaetz fumed.

“When Jackie Speier walks in a room, I don’t sit there and say a white woman came in or someone of a different race or ethnicity comes in. This is the type of identity politics from the left that seems to permeate any substantive or procedural arguments they make, and it’s sickening to me that that’s how we would be thought of.”

“It’s just really kind of sickening,” he said.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC/Twitter.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor