Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoGallego says he's been approached about challenging Sinema Lawmakers press Biden admin to send more military aid to Ukraine Senators to meet with Ukraine president to reaffirm US support MORE isn’t mincing words about Jan. 6, 2021, rioters at the Capitol, saying in a new “Daily Show” interview: “F--- them.”
“When it comes to insurrectionists? F--- them. I don’t give a f---,” the Arizona Democrat said in a clip airing Thursday on the Comedy Central show.
Gallego’s comments were featured as part of a segment of “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse” on the anniversary of the deadly riot at the Capitol, when a mob of supporters of then-President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' On student loans, Biden doesn't have an answer yet Grill company apologizes after sending meatloaf recipe on same day of rock star's death MORE stormed the building as Congress met to certify President BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: US reaffirms support for Ukraine amid threat of Russian invasion The Fed has a clear mandate to mitigate climate risks Biden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' MORE’s Electoral College win.
“Look, I was scared for the country. I was scared for my colleagues. I was pissed off,” Gallego told Klepper of what happened last January. “The thing I remember the most is seeing the fear in the eyes of some of the very young staffers.”
Klepper, who was also in Washington on Jan. 6 of last year, described the scene as “chaotic.”
“I got called an asshole, just over there,” he told Gallego, pointing to another area outside the Capitol. “Do you know the pitchfork guy? Is he a member of Congress?” Klepper quipped.
“He might be,” Gallego replied with a laugh. “Probably from the Freedom Caucus.”
Klepper also confronted Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzMask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House Gallego on Jan. 6 rioters: 'F--- them' The Hill's Morning Report - For Biden, it goes from bad to worse MORE (R-Fla.) during the segment for the Trevor NoahTrevor NoahGrammy Awards rescheduled to April 3 in Las Vegas Gallego on Jan. 6 rioters: 'F--- them' 'Daily Show' installs 'Heroes of the Freedomsurrection' Jan. 6 monument MORE-hosted program.
Gaetz, along with Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE (R-Ga.), held a news conference on the riot’s anniversary that they dubbed “a Republican response on the anniversary of the January 6th protests.”
“If you were going to re-enact the events of Jan. 6, who is going to take a shit in the Rotunda?” Klepper asked the congressman. “And also, who is going to make the gallows?”
Gaetz didn’t respond as he got into a vehicle.