You know, when you’re born rich and spoiled, grow up rich and spoiled, and have the kind of looks that Hollywood producers hire for college comedies to show what total *ssholes rich frat pledges are, you get an ego. And tonight in her interview with Rachel Maddow, Cassidy Hutchinson took a machete to that Macy’s Day Thanksgiving ego of Matt Gaetz.
As you’ve read by now, one of the things that Hutchinson has in her book due out tomorrow is that at the ellipse with multiple other male staff members, Rudy Giuliani first tried to grope her, then tried to run his hand up the inside of her thigh. She obviously found it gross, and was uber pissed that nobody came to her aid, in fact two of the others leered at her.
But that wasn’t the only unwanted contact, although it didn’t rise to that level. She related former House Speaker John Boehner of all people, leaning over and tugging lightly at the ends of her hair, and whispering in her ear to lose the ponytail. Trump himself once told her to add blond highlights to her hair, and call Hope Hicks to get the name of her stylist. But the star of the show was Sugar Daddy Matt Gaetz.
There was a group weekend at Camp David. She ended bumping into Gaetz outside of Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s door. She asked him if she could help him, and at some point he ran the tip of his finger down her chin and told her, You’re a national treasure, you know what? At which point McCarthy opened the door and asked Gaetz what was up. Gaetz explained that he had gotten lost trying to find his cottage. Cassidy told him to just follow the circular drive, the cottages are clearly marked and he couldn’t get lost. Gaetz asked Hutchinson to go with him and show him the way, at which point McCarthy reportedly rolled his eyes and said, Come on Matt! Get a life, will ya? Valentino Gaetz ain’t, apparently.
Apparently Gaetz got advance word of the new allegation, because earlier today he tried a pre-emptive strike. He posted a statement saying;
‘I don’t remember either of these events and based on Cassidy’s prior false statements, I doubt they occurred. I did date Cassidy for a few weeks when we were both single years ago. We parted amicably and remained friends thereafter even during President Trump’s post[-]presidency,’”
These are the kind of moments that give live interviewers cold chills. Gaetz had just released the statement, so Cassidy Hutchinson had no way of knowing it. Rachel read the statement, and asked for Cassidy’s response. Then the fireworks started. She gave him credit for getting it right that they got there at about the same time. But she went on to say that ” He doesn’t exactly have the best track record in personal relationships, especially when it comes to how he thinks they should be defined.” And then she dropped the hammer of his frat ass;
“I will say on behalf of myself I never dated Matt Gaetz. I have much higher standards in men,” she said. “And Matt, frankly, is a very unserious politician. We see that today with the ruckus he is causing on Capitol Hill with the spending negotiations. And I’m not, I don’t really have much else to say to somebody that is more concerned about a sound bite than actually passing legislation.”
BOOM! Being Irish, I’ve never been body slammed that badly, but Loverboy had it coming. It’s like he never saw her testimony, and didn’t know her reputation for being a straight shooter. And now he’s rubbing burn cream on his sore ass. What a moron.