Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) took to the air with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Thursday to defend remarks made recently on the House floor, saying that as a judge in Texas, he had young single moms telling him that they got pregnant intentionally in order to get on welfare. Louie said that the left had twisted his words and taken them out of context, going on to “thank God for Fox News” correcting the record.
Unfortunately for Louie, what he claimed is not true. It was not the opposition who took his words out of context to make it appear that he had said something that he never said, it was Fox that took his words out of context.
The clip which was played showed the Congressman saying, “we’re seeing more and more young women, single women coming before me, single moms, charged with welfare fraud.”
That is where the clip stops and Kilmeade and Gohmert begin to lament that somehow these words were distorted by the left. In actuality, this was only a small part of what Gohmert actually said.
The next words are far less innocuous. “I heard the story over and over and over,” he went on to say. “How as a young girl in high school she was bored with high school, and someone suggested, ‘well, why don’t you just drop out of high school and have a baby, and then the government will send you a check, and they’ll send you a check for every baby you have out of wedlock.'”
It was then that he launched into his “welfare queen” nonsense, implying that fraud is rampant in the system and that most if not all single mothers are intentionally becoming pregnant just to collect welfare, because it is such a luxurious life.
Watch as Gohmert and Kilmeade pontificate on welfare fraud and the evil lies of the left in the video below.