AOC denounces Matt Gaetz ‘poor haircut, cheap suit, here on daddy’s money’ after he commits suicide of Jamie Raskin’s son

AOC denounces Matt Gaetz ‘poor haircut, cheap suit, here on daddy’s money’ after he commits suicide of Jamie Raskin’s son

AOC denounces Matt Gaetz ‘poor haircut, cheap suit, here on daddy’s money’ after he commits suicide of Jamie Raskin’s son

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has kicked Matt Gaetz for referring to the suicide of Jamie Raskin’s son in an attack on the committee member on Jan. 6.

She described him as a “bad haircut in a cheap suit”, sat in Congress only because of his father’s money and was no comparison to Mr. Raskin.

The Florida Republican Representative said Maryland Democratic legislator Mr. Raskin was in a dark place and “unable” to do his job because of his son’s suicide.

Speaking on Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s podcast, Mr Gaetz said, “The country shouldn’t be going through all that with him.”

He went on to say that the trauma of the loss of a child had clouded Mr Raskin’s judgment.

“What worries me about Raskin, in all seriousness — when people encounter trauma, they often associate a lot of the other things around that trauma with it, even if they don’t naturally or even rationally associate that,” Mr. Gaetz said. .

Democrat New York Rep. Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter in defense of the Maryland Congresswoman, posting: “Rep Raskin is a greater statesman, congressman, human than most of us. History will remember him.”

She added a tribute to Mr Raskin’s son, who died on New Year’s Eve 2020, aged 25: “Tommy was a remarkable person and a testament to his parents’ love.”

She turned her attention to Mr. Gaetz and attacked the Florida legislature: “Gaetz is a bad haircut in a cheap suit, a feat of mediocrity considering he’s here on daddy’s money. Bye.”

In his more extensive comments, Mr. Gaetz said: “As humans, our hearts go out to him. But I think he’s taking that trauma and now associating it with his work in Congress in such an intertwined way that he’s unable to do the Congressional experience outside the dungeon of that personal trauma.”

Both he and Ms. Greene said they were in Congress to serve the people and out of love for the country.

In a subsequent jab to Mr. Raskin, the Florida legislature said, “We are not here out of a sense of resentment or hatred. We love America.”

He continued, referring to tonight’s public hearing of the Capitol Riot Committee on which Mr. Raskin sits, “And I think it’s clouding his judgment, and you could see that, that same darkness and that pain manifested itself Thursday in a way.” that is not particularly relevant to the challenges we have been discussing.”

Mr Gaetz concluded: “But it could be very relevant to what he’s going through. And the country shouldn’t have to go through all that with him.”

In October 2021, Representatives Gaetz and Raskin clashed in a heated argument during the House Rules Committee hearing over Steve Bannon’s criminal referral.

Raskin asked Mr. Gaetz if he would accept Joe Biden winning the 2020 election, while the Republican looked back that the Democrats’ obsession with January 6 was to hide their lack of progress in Congress.

Democrat Rep Raskin wrote candidly about his son’s struggle with depression and the trauma of his loss in his book: Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy