Rep. Gonzalez Calls Conservative Colleagues ‘Neo-Nazis’

Rep. Tony Gonzalez (R-TX) went on the warpath in a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” He raged to host Dana Bash that primary opponent Brandon Herrera is a “neo-Nazi” and went on to trash several of his GOP colleagues.

It should be noted that Republicans appearing on CNN to bash fellow Republicans is a very bad image.

Herrera was one of four GOP challengers to Gonzalez on Super Tuesday. And while the incumbent took 45% of the tally to Herrera’s second-place 25% total, this required a runoff to be held on May 28.

Gonzalez ripped Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who was the first of multiple party members to endorse Herrera, a noted Second Amendment advocate. The Texas representative drudged up debunked accusations against Gaetz for the CNN audience.

The Florida Republican, as could be expected, did not retreat. He responded by blasting Gonzalez for “laundering lies on CNN” and doubling down on his endorsement of the Texan’s runoff opponent.

The incumbent then targeted Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) before leveling his “neo-Nazi” charge against Herrera. This apparently referenced a photograph of his challenger in 2022 holding an MP-40 German submachine gun.

Gonzalez told Bash, “Bob Good endorsed my opponent, a known neo-Nazi. These people used to walk around with white hoods at night. Now they’re walking around with white hoods in the daytime.”

Herrera brushed off the frontal attack on CNN. He posted on X, formerly Twitter, “This is the death spiral, ladies and gentlemen. He has to cry to his liberal friends about me, because Republicans won’t listen anymore.”

Gonzalez took aim at Republicans who have the audacity to stand on principle and oppose selling out their votes to the Biden White House.

He declared, “I served 20 years in the military. It’s my absolute honor to be in Congress, but I serve with some real scumbags.”

These supposed “scumbags” apparently include Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ). Each has publicly endorsed a motion to vacate the Speaker’s position held by controversial Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA).