‘Inept Geriatric Despot’: GOP Rep Calls Biden an Idiot on House Floor [Video]
Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) had harsh words for President Joe Biden during a speech on the House floor, calling him an “inept geriatric despot.”
Cawthorn’s remarks came as he rebuked the deployment of 3,000 U.S. troops to aid Eastern European allies amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
“Madam Speaker, the sons and daughters of America are not foot soldiers for your party’s inept, geriatric despot,” the 26-year-old first-term lawmaker said.
“They are not expendable pawns to be dispatched at the whims of an idiot, tossed carelessly around the world to Godforsaken caves and bloody sandboxes. They are Americans, worthy of honor and dignity. The only salute from them Joe Biden deserves involves one finger.”
Cawthorn accused Biden of using U.S. troops to bolster the military-industrial complex.
“Our greatness is forged in our resistance to interference. The war lobby has no ally in the America-first Republicans. We will preserve our strength through nationalism,” he said.
Since launching his presidential campaign, Biden, 79, has faced questions about his age and mental fitness.
In September 2019, when a reporter asked him about “concerns” regarding his age and health, Biden responded: “What the hell concerns? You wanna wrestle?”
GOP’s Cawthorn calls Biden ‘geriatric despot’ on House floor