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What Coverage of the Rogers–Gaetz Exchange Missed
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Rep. Richard Hudson grabs Rep. Mike Rogers’ face (NBC News/YouTube)

The coverage of Rep. Richard Hudson needing to restrain Rep. Mike Rogers to prevent him from attacking Rep. Matt Gaetz missed something, namely, what happened.

If you watch the video, Rogers approaches Gaetz and his words appear heated. But not only did he never touch Gaetz, he never closed enough distance to touch him even if he wanted to.

If Hudson had never intervened, then the public would never have seen any of this. Possibly he grasped something about the situation on the floor that we could not know at home.

But his over-the-top intervention — did he really need to grab the man’s face? — strikes as the most unwise move in the whole brouhaha.

Daniel J. Flynn
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Daniel J. Flynn, a senior editor of The American Spectator, is the author of Cult City: Harvey Milk, Jim Jones, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco (ISI Books, 2018), The War on Football (Regnery, 2013), Blue Collar Intellectuals (ISI Books, 2011), A Conservative History of the American Left (Crown Forum, 2008), Intellectual Morons (Crown Forum, 2004), and Why the Left Hates America (Prima Forum, 2002). His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, New York Post, City Journal, National Review, and his own website, www.flynnfiles.com.   
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