Over the weekend Matt Gaetz bluntly made some comments about abortion activists that riled up his opponents, asking why abortion activists are often the ones that no one wants to impregnate:
“Have you watched these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies? The people are just disgusting,” Gaetz said Saturday night during his speech to Turning Point Action Summit in Tampa, Florida. “Like, why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions?
“Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb.”
Gaetz called abortion activists overweight, unattractive, and very unlikely to need an abortion.
“These people are odious on the inside and out,” he continued. “They’re like 5-2, 350 pounds and they’re like ‘give me my abortions or I’ll get up and march and protest’ and I’m thinking: ‘March? You look like you got ankles weaker than the legal reasoning behind Roe v. Wade.’
“A few of them need to get up and march. They need to get up and march for like an hour a day, swing those arms, get the blood pumping, maybe mix in a salad.”
The ‘thumb’ comment cracked me up. Never heard it put that way.
Today Gaetz was asked about those comments, specifically if he’s saying that women at abortion rallies are ugly and overweight:
Matt Gaetz went for the throat with this one 🤣 pic.twitter.com/DASyDGVaBF
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 25, 2022
Clearly standing by his comments, Gaetz answers the reporter as bluntly as he made his original comments with a strong ‘yes’.
When she asked about his critics who found his comments offensive, he just said ‘be offended’.