On Thursday, GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), and Louie Gohmert (TX) attempted to pull a media stunt by showing up at a correctional facility housing MAGA rioters who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, claiming that to check on the welfare of the MAGA “political prisoners.” But their attempt failed after they were denied access to the building.
Before Gaetz could open the door, it was locked by an officer.
“They think we’re trespassing,” Greene complained.
Now, the lawmakers are being ridiculed on social media after complaining that prison officials refused to allow them to enter the building.
Right-wing news outlets OAN and RSBN covered the lawmakers’ attempt to enter the facility.
Watch the videos and some of the responses below.
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) July 29, 2021
At least 1 of them is lucky to not be locked in…yet.
— say my name (@cannaclowning) July 29, 2021
They have NO BUSINESS going in there except that they need it for pure POLITICAL REASONS!
— mama_donna_60 (@mamadonna601) July 29, 2021
Don’t worry Matty, in the near future they will unlock those doors and welcome you with wide open arms…and unzipped pants too.
— nick white (@NWoytyshyn) July 29, 2021
So funny to see Marge looking for attention while knocking on the door and just be ignored, as it should be.
— John Doe (@JohnDoe_The_7th) July 29, 2021
Because Congress people just can’t “show up” and demand anything. If they don’t know the rules they shouldn’t be in Congress.
— Lance 🏳️🌈 Resistance + Kindness = Change (@LanceUSA70) July 29, 2021
Marj, Matt and allies are as usual out to cause trouble and division. I suppose Matt thinks he's got nothing to lose as he could most likely end up in jail anyway.
— AnneCresswell Cresswell (@AnnecresswellC) July 29, 2021
Not to worry, they will all possibly if not likely get a first hand experience in the working and conditions of the federal prison system. And that will be a glorious day to behold!
— Jeffrey A. Williams (@JeffreyAWillia4) July 29, 2021
Actually Matt they should let you in, but not let you back out
— Eric X (@Valleyoak62Eric) July 29, 2021
Don’t worry…they’ll be allowed in Federal Prison REAL SOON!
— 🐾Liberal Puppy🐾 (@liberalpuppy) July 29, 2021
If they’re unhappy about being locked out, just wait until they’re locked in.
— ShineASpotlight (@SpotlightonBS) July 29, 2021
It's obvious that it's a media stunt, so they're shutting it down.
— Trump is an Ass Clown (@MartaCP76) July 29, 2021