Tea Party congressmen crashed the House of Representative sit-in to verbally abuse and threaten Democrats.
Texas Tea Party Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is hands down probably one of the more unhinged legislators in D.C. He actually makes Texas Senator Tred Cruz look reasonable and sane.
During the now infamous sit-in led by iconic civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on Wednesday a handful of House Republicans threatened to confront the Democrats and force them off the House floor. The first Republican to verbally attack the protesters was Rep. Gohmert, who started screaming:
Why aren’t you talking about radical islam!? Radical Islam killed those people! Radical Islam!
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, another Tea Party wing-nut and, apparently, forever loyal to the NRA and grateful for their contributions to his campaign, tweeted, “I’ve had it with the gun grabbing Democrats and their sit in anti 2nd amendment jihad. I’m going to go home and buy a new gun.”
I've had it with the gun grabbing Democrats and their sit in anti 2nd amendment jihad. I'm going to go home and buy a new gun.
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 23, 2016
Back to Gohmert and to make sure you get the full context of who we’re talking about, here are a few insane things he’s said:
- He opposed“Don’t Ask Don’t tell’ in 2014 citing as an example the ancient Greeks who would sneak their lovers onto the front lines so they can “give them massages before they go into battle.”
- He supported the trans-Alaskan pipeline in 2012 because he believed it’s good for the sex lives of caribou.
- His response to the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado was to blame the shooting on James Holmes’ lack of fear of a punishing God.
- He spoke against gun ammo magazine limits in 2013 when he equated ammo magazine limitations to marriage between multiple people.
- In 2013, he made a connection between his support for the Second Amendment to Sharia Law.
If any of those made sense to you, I suggest you seek help. If not, feel free to watch this video of Louie Gohmert’s greatest hits:
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