Now we wouldn’t want to let Michele Bachmann’s various House conspirators get off the hook for this “Muslim terrorists infiltrating the government because they are Muslim” summer-of-a-reelection-year stunt, would we? Here’s the dumbest person in the Western Hemisphere, Rep. Louis Gohmert, berating Jan “BIG SIS” Napolitano today about why she let a Muslim terrorist in her employ download secret terrorism documents from The System and then give them to his terrorist friends. Yes, indeed, why would Secretary Napolitano do that? Gohmert assures her that he’s not just scanning the database of government employees for Arabic names and then accusing each of them of offering material support for terrorists because… you know… look at ’em… No, Louis Gohmert loves Muslims so much that he travels around the world to hug them. Sorry, there’s no way this guy has a passport.
Hugging muslins isn’t anything to be proud of, but at least he’s not hugging black Harvard Law professors in the early 1990s:
WASHINGTON — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), one of five House Republicans who claimed the Muslim Brotherhood may have infiltrated the government, promised Thursday that he doesn’t accuse anyone of nefarious behavior just because they are Muslim.
“You follow me around the world, you see me hugging Muslims around the world, because the ones I hug are our friends,” Gohmert told Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during a House Judiciary Committee meeting. “This administration seems to have a hard time recognizing members of terrorist groups who are allowed into the White House.”
And she just has no. fucking. idea. what he’s babbling about. Louis Gohmert genuinely believes that he runs a better security operation through his occasional googling than the United States national security apparatus and the Secret Service will ever do. “This administration seems to have a hard time recognizing members of terrorist groups who are allowed into the White House.” This guy doesn’t want to have a conversation about anything, as you can tell by the way he keeps interrupting her with the same straw man question rather than letting her elaborate. He should just be grateful that she doesn’t take the more rational path of walking out and having him arrested for being a dick.
The instinct Gohmert’s working off of is that the White House perhaps enjoys hosting terrorists or giving them classified information, because how else could they have allowed the major security breaches that exist in his imagination?
John Boehner said in an interview earlier this year that in Congress, “We got some of the smartest people in the country who serve here, and some of the dumbest.” And then if you dive far enough down to where no light ever enters, you’ve got Louis Gohmert.