In an interview with “America First” host Sebastian Gorka on Monday, Representative Matt Gaetz responded to a claim by Kamala Harris that she is from “outside the system.”
“I also understand — you know, the brilliance of being outside the system, and you have the brilliance of Black Lives Matter and that movement and what it has done to force change,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee said.
Representative Gaetz argued that Kamala Harris is not an outsider, pointing out that her career became successful just from dating San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
“Did Kamala Harris literally say she understands what it is like being outside the system?” Gaetz asked.
“Kamala Harris moved up in California politics because she was dating Willie Brown. She is a straight-up machine candidate. That is essentially how she moved up — became the state attorney general then ran for the United States Senate. So, I’m not entirely sure Kamala Harris is here to lecture any of us on what life is like outside the system.”
Affair with Willie Brown
In 2019, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown admitted publicly that he had an extramarital affair with Harris, and said that he used his position of power to influence her political career.
“Yes, we dated,” Brown said, speaking about Harris. “It was more than 20 years ago.”
“Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco,” Brown continued.
As reported by The Daily Wire, Brown said Kamala Harris is the only politician he helped who later told him “that I would be indicted if I ‘so much as jaywalked’ while she was D.A.”
Kamala: “The Brilliance of Black Lives Matter”
In his interview, Gaetz went on to argue that the Black Lives Matter movement, which Kamala Harris openly supports, is a Marxist movement that is attempting to radically transform the United States.
“I would also suggest the Black Lives Matter movement is explicitly Marxist. I think that is on the opposite end of the spectrum and brilliant because every time that’s been tried as a governing philosophy, it has failed. I think America is pretty great, and I’m ready to fight for her. And I think the president is going to go out there and rally an American electorate that will believe in this country, and will, of course, strive to be a more perfect union. But we’re not going to just settle into the despair of Joe Biden’s basement, thinking that somehow we’ve got something to apologize for because we love American, and we’re willing to work hard to protect and improve her.”
Here is Matt Gaetz’s full interview: