Texas Representative Louis Gohmert, who gave us such gems as “liberals use vaccines as population control” and “spoons don’t cause obesity,” stated that the Constitution was only for those who “cling to God and guns” while giving a speech in Iowa on Friday.
While speaking at an Iowa rally for Senator Sam Clovis on Friday, Gohmert recalled how he had initially been blamed for Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) outburst during the president’s 2009 State of the Union address, in which Wilson stood up and shouted “You lie!”
“Somebody yells ‘you lie’ and the camera goes on me!” He said, the crowd laughing. He added that he “knew” the president wasn’t telling the truth about the immigration bill, and how he wrote on an index card “what bill?” and as a result, was labeled a “troublemaker” by the national media. He relayed the story about his attempt to find the President’s immigration bill, ending by saying:
[box type=”shadow”]And so Joe was right. That’s not how a country goes forward effectively, with a leader that will play those kinds of games. You know, truth is too important.[/box]
Gohmert then quoted John Adams, who wrote neither the Constitution nor the First Amendment: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Not content to leave it at that, Gohmert added his own spin: “It only is fit for people who cling to their God and their guns, you know? So, it is deeply troubling if you get in these tough situations and you can’t trust your leadership.”
He added that he would never personally violate the rules of decorum, but liked to take his criticism right up to the line sometimes. Adding a familiar and tired right-wing criticism: “We know under the rules of the House of Representatives that our president would not lie. But whoever is putting those words in his teleprompter sure is.”
You can watch the video below, via The Raw Story: