Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert Defends Anti-Muslim Smears, Calls John McCain ‘Numb Nut’

East Texas Congressman Louie “Terror Baby” Gohmert today defended the accusations and smears he and four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been aiming at Muslim Americans serving in the U.S. government. But he probably didn’t help himself when he directly insulted the Republican Party’s 2008 presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. John McCain. McCain has sharply criticized the anti-Muslim smears, particularly those suggesting that Huma Abedin is part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin is a long-time aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Speaking on Dennis Miller’s radio show today, Gohmert had this to say:

“Well, it’s obvious that John McCain didn’t even read the letter because of what he said in accusing Michele [Bachmann] and us of making these horrible accusations. There were five letters and there were many things that are stated that are facts in each letter. And I wish some of these numb nuts would go out and read the letter before they make these horrible allegations about the horrible accusations we’re making. But we also know that John McCain himself had said back in the early stages of stuff going on in Egypt that he was, in his words, unalterably opposed to helping the Muslim Brotherhood.’ Well, obviously the unalterable person has been altered, so he is okay with it now.”

12 thoughts on “Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert Defends Anti-Muslim Smears, Calls John McCain ‘Numb Nut’

  1. This is quite troubling indeed. Rep. Gohmert is in Washington to represent his constituency in the law making process. Instead he’s spending his time pondering the state of Senator McCain’s testicles. Did the Texas citizenry who supported Gohmert know they were sending a testicle ponderer to Washington? And how does he know McCain’s nuts are, in fact, numb?

    Gohmert has some splainin’ to do.

  2. I spent a number of years in East Texas. Lots of good folk there. But, that was over thirty years ago. Wasn’t as nutty then, as I recall. Gohmert is an embarrassment.

  3. Louie Gohmert could be the winner of the Congressional IQ limbo contest – it’s hard to imagine that even in Congress anyone could go lower.

  4. The very idea of insulting another member of either the House or the Senate is quite illogical and unnecessary. The notion that Rep. Louie Gohmert is going around inspecting the testicles of other members of the House and Senate is quite beyond the pale. Rather then be a testicle inspector Rep. Gohmert should stick to the task at hand, creating jobs!

    1. I’ve read the letter signed by Bachmann to Amb. Geisel. She says she sees the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in DoS. She goes on provide examples of where she sees this influence. But before that, she points to one person in DoS with family associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, basically hanging the examples that follow on Ms. Abedin.

      I’ve read right-wing op-eds saying that the letter isn’t accusing or attacking Ms. Abedin. BS. Can you agree to that? Would the letter have been at least as efective, or even more effective, if that one gratitous paragraph mentioning Ms. Abedin were omitted. I say yes it would. Can we get the personal attacks and discuss the substance of these examples of MB influence? Care to go first?

  5. There appears to be a great deal of concern on the far right about the potential influence of Muslims in the law making process going forward. The ultimate goal, according to the right wing fringe, is to turn America into a nation ruled by Islamic (Sharia)law.

    The solution is actually quite simple. Rep.Gohmert and Rep. Bachmann have it in their power to co-sponsor a bill that would make introducing legislation that is religious in nature (in violation of the 1st Amendment) punishable by 50 years in federal prison. There is no early parole from federal sentences so a conviction would mean a life sentence for most members of Congress. That would, I believe, serve as a sufficient deterrent.