Oh y’all, John Boehner kicked Louie Gohmert so hard that Gohmert’s grandchildren will be born shaking.
Louie got tossed off two taxpayer funded congressional tours during the upcoming recess. Boehner did it. Boehner stressed that he didn’t do it because Gohmert ran against him for Speaker.
According to Gohmert’s office, the Texas Republican was slated to travel with California Republican Dana Rohrabacher “to meet with their friend,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. “But his participation was disapproved after all arrangements were made,” his communications director, Kimberly Willingham, told CQ Roll Call.
Gohmert was also scheduled to go to Africa with Oklahoma’s crazy man James Inhofe but Louie got booted from that trip, too. I don’t think Boehner booted Louie for being ignorant, weird, and racist because Inhofe is all those things, too.
But, Gohmert got even.
Gohmert suggested it was important to talk to foreign leaders involved in the Middle East, but he said he could no longer do that “because the speaker won’t allow me to go overseas to talk to them.”
“I’m fine with that,” Gohmert said. “Because he canceled my trip this weekend, I’m going to be on Fox News, so thank you, Mr. Speaker.”
Yeah, being on Fox News is a bunch better than going to Egypt.
Uh, except when you go to Fox News and the show’s host thinks you’re dangerous. Louie went on Fox News to announced that we should bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, which is akin to pouring jet fuel on a forest fire. The show’s host was babberflaster.
“You really don’t think — I mean, that’s a volatile option there,” Neville pointed out as she searched for words. “To go in and bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, and you really believe that Russia will stop and say, ‘Okay, fine, go for it.’ I mean, that’s a dangerous…”
Gohmert argued that Russia might even get behind an attack on Iran because its leaders were “concerned about radical Islamist terror much more so than [the Obama] administration is.”
“They’re not crazy over there in Russia,” he insisted.
Maybe not, but they are plenty crazy sitting across the table on Fox News this morning.
Yes, (and I never thought I’d say this) thank you, Mister Speaker.
Thanks to Irene for the heads up.