Unattractive women who “appear like a thumb” shouldn’t complain about losing abortion rights because they’re the “least” more likely to get pregnant, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said in a jaw-dropping speech to school students at a conservative conference in Florida on Saturday.
“Have you ever watched these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies?” Gaetz asked the group on the Turning Point USA Student Motion Summit in Tampa. “The individuals are just disgusting. Why is it that the ladies with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are those most nervous about having abortions?”
Video of the speech has received a minimum of a million views on Twitter.
“No person desires to impregnate you in case you appear like a thumb. These individuals are odious from the within out,” the congressman continued. “They’re like 5′2″, 350 kilos, and so they’re like, ‘Give me my abortions or I’ll stand up and march and protest.’”
“A number of of them must stand up and march — they should stand up and march for like an hour a day. Swing those arms, get the blood pumpin’, perhaps mix in a salad.”
Texas Democratic state Rep. Erin Zwiener was one among many to lambast the congressman on Twitter: “Gaetz, we don’t care in case you think we’re hot. Either way, we need to make our own decisions about our futures.”
Gaetz’s remarks were made at the identical summit where Sen. Ted Cruz, only a day earlier, took a crude jab at gender pronouns.
Gaetz is currently under federal investigation for alleged sex trafficking and statutory rape of a 17-year-old girl.