The Attack of the Terror Babies

by Dan Quinn

OK, this really has nothing to do with any of the Texas Freedom Network’s primary issues. But it does demonstrate how extreme the far right has become in America — and especially, sadly, in Texas.

One of David Barton’s favorite congressmen, Republican U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of East Texas, is ranting again about the threat of “terror babies” — the offspring of people who allegedly come here to give birth to American citizens who can then be trained as terrorists overseas and sent back to this country when they are older to spread mayhem and destruction.

CNN host Anderson Cooper’s interview with Congressman Gohmert last night was fascinating. Cooper repeatedly asked for credible evidence of a “terror baby” plot and pointed to a former FBI official and an FBI statement saying there is none. But Congressman Gohmert offered little more than shouting and indignation over being asked to show that his scare story — which he has promoted on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives — is a legitimate concern of law enforcement authorities:

“The explosions will not happen for 10 or 15 or 20 years and then you will be one of those blips. I’m not comparable to Winston Churchill, but the detractors like you are comparable to his detractors.”

You really have to see the interview for yourself here.

Congressman Gohmert is in line to become chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security should Republicans retake the U.S. House in November.