(Gateway Pundit) – In an absolutely outrageous exchange between CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Rep. Matt Gaetz, the unhinged host demanded that Republicans want illegal immigrants to kill American citizens so they can use it as a tool to talk about immigration.
Rep. Gaetz was appearing to talk about a Parkland victim’s father who had been extremely disruptive during a hearing. CNN claimed he was attempting to have the father removed from the hearing, but he maintains he just wanted him to stop being inappropriate.
Eventually, Cuomo lost his cool when the conversation turned to Gaetz saying that a lot of gun violence could be solved by increased border security.
“Do you realize that one out of every five people that the federal government charges with murder is an illegal alien?” Gaetz pointed out.
As Gaetz cited more figures, Cuomo became more visibly enraged.
“[I]f you’re going to talk about stopping the mass shootings which seem to be the only kind of gun crime that anybody cares about in this country,” Cuomo stated, adding, “It is because you guys never talk about it, it’s only mass shootings that get your [Republicans] attention.”
“I’m talking about politicians and responsibility to do something about it,” Cuomo seethed, adding, “You guys have never done a damn thing until it became a tool of opportunity to talk about immigration!”
The argument continued as Cuomo refused to acknowledge that a border wall would help curb gun violence.
“They’re an article of convenience for you now Matt,” Cuomo said of Americans killed by illegal aliens.
“You think it’s convenient for us that people are dead at the hands of illegal aliens?! You think that we are that craven?” Gaetz fired back.
“Yes,” Cuomo responded.
Gaetz angrily shot back saying, “that is so irresponsible!
“It’s irresponsible of the people that are doing it. You put a premium on certain lives and not others,” Cuomo said.
“That’s like saying Democrats want there to be more school shootings so they can have gun control. That would be ludicrous–” Gaetz demanded.
“That’s what you say all the time,” Cuomo replied.
“Absolutely not,” Gaetz asserted.
“The right says that all the time. ‘Democrats must be so happy there was another mass shooting.’ I see it all the time,” Cuomo claimed.
Watch the entire fiery exchange which begins around the ten minute mark: