The Republican Civil War is getting hotter. Today at the religious right’s Values Voter Summit in the nation’s capital, East Texas Congressman Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert claimed Arizona Sen. John McCain — the 2008 GOP presidential nominee — is a supporter of al Qaeda. Seriously. Says Gohmert about McCain:
“I heard just before I came, some senator from Arizona, a guy that liked Gaddafi before he wanted to bomb him. A guy that’s been to Syria and supported al Qaeda and the rebels. But he was saying today the shutdown has been a fools’ errand. And I agree with him, the president and Harry Reid should not have shut this government down.”
Tea party activists have been urging Gohmert to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn for re-election in next year’s Republican primary in Texas.