Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert is a rare breed. He is- if you can believe it- an honest politician who is genuinely interested in serving the people. He routinely earns the ire of the entrenched establishment on both the left and right but continually spouts his bold candor that is starkly truthful.
On Thursday, Gohmert revealed to Fox Business’ Charles Payne that he viewed it as “outrageous” that Democrats obstructed Congressional business to host a temper tantrum by sitting on the House floor for over a day.
Worse yet, Gohmert vented, it was outrageous that they did it to further a discussion on guns, an issue that he claimed was beside the point when regarding the terrorist attack in Orlando.
“And when people go on for 12 hours, saying things, ‘It’s about guns,’ then that means Boston was about a pressure cooker. It wasn’t. Both of them were about radical Islam,” Gohmert said.
“And the reason people died unnecessarily is because this FBI, this Justice Department, this Homeland Security has purged their training materials, so FBI agents don’t know what questions to ask to find out if Mateen [Orlando attacker] or Tsarnaev [Boston attacker] had been radicalized.
“In fact, Charles, it’s even worse,” Gohmert continued. “There was an article that came out that indicated that CAIR, Council on American-Islamic Relations, identified as a co-conspirator in supporting terrorism in the Holy Land Foundation, that their lawyer sat in while the FBI interviewed a person of interest in that mosque.
“That would be like the mob having their lawyer sit in while the FBI was interrogating, questioning somebody that might be a whistle-blower in the mob. You don’t let that happen. So the FBI, the Justice Department is in major problems. They can’t protect us because they don’t know what to look for.”
Gohmert, a former judge, has a deep understanding of the Justice Department and how it is supposed to run.
Gohmert vented that it was absurd that civil rights icon John Lewis would wage a sit-in to try and restrict basic civil rights.
Gohmert called it a “great irony” that Lewis was sitting-in and “using ‘We Shall Overcome’ and all this other stuff to try to take away a Second Amendment, a civil right under our Constitution. It just doesn’t fit.”
The Texas Congressman is also an avid historian and routinely gives private tours of the Capitol to friends and politicos. He related that there have been many disagreements in the Capitol, but that this was beyond the pale.
“There have been a couple of canings over the history of the Congress. There have been shouting matches, but to have one party take over and deprive another party under the rules of their rights to speak on the House floor, their rights to go forward, grabbing microphones and preventing the other side from having those microphones when we tried to go into session, it was really outrageous. And some of our folks were saying…look, let’s just ignore them.”
“No. We’re in the right here.”
Rep. Gohmert is absolutely correct. The Democrats’ efforts were shameful. They purposely obstructed government business to work against basic civil rights in this country.
And for what? For a non-issue unrelated to the terrorist attack.
Radical Islam killed 49 people in Orlando. Whether it was with a gun, a chainsaw, a makeshift flamethrower made of hairspray and a lighter or a Katana sword, those people are dead because of a murderer compelled to commit slaughter by the tenets of radical Islam.
As Gohmert said, if Orlando was about guns, Boston was about a pressure cooker.