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Where Would Congress Be Without Louie Gohmert?

Last week, I announced to the world if the House and Senate will treat Iran — the Iran treaty as a treaty, I will not run for my congressional seat again. It’s the only thing that I have left that our leadership wants beside my integrity.

— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), in an email to Glenn Beck.

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Gohmert Goes Over Top at FCC Hearing

You’re playing God with the Internet!

— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shouted at Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, reported National Journal.

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Gohmert Against Gays in Military Because of Massages

I’ve had people say, ‘Hey, you know, there’s nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks.’ Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it’s a different kind of fighting, it’s a different kind of war and if you’re sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into the big, planned battle, then you’re not going to last very long.

— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), saying during a radio interview that gays shouldn’t be allowed in the military because their “getting massages all day” would be a threat to national security.

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Gohmert Wants to Cut Food Stamps Because Poor People Are Becoming Obese

From the amount of obesity in this country, by people we’re told do not have enough to eat, it does seem like we can have a debate about this issue without allegations about wanting to slap down or starve children.

— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), quoted by National Journal, on the debate for funding food stamps.

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With Bachmann Gone, Gohmert Emerges as the GOP’s New Nutcase Leader

God closes one door for Michelle Bachmann and opens three to Louie Gohmert.

— James Carville, quoted by Politico, suggesting Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will take Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) place as the Democrats’ favorite Republican.