Pointing at Oliver and Guttenberg, the Florida Republican continued to press for them to be removed from the room. “I’d observe three interruptions of my time by the same individual, and the chair is not exercising his discretion to remove that individual,” Gaetz said.
After the exchange, Guttenberg told NPR what he and Oliver had said to Gaetz in the hearing: “Manny told Gaetz his comments were not true, and I said our loved ones were killed by an American male.”
Later, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., tried to rebut Gaetz’s remarks. Listing off a number of mass shootings, Cohen noted that they were not conducted by immigrants who entered the country illegally.