GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has never been accused of being the smartest guy in the room, but even his conspiracy theories make you wonder what alternate reality he lives in. On Monday night, just after he and Steve Bannon held a rally for accused child molester Roy Moore, Gohmert said on “Breitbart News Tonight” that Christians were very lucky Hillary Clinton didn’t win the presidency, because if she had, they would all be in jail right now.
“If Hillary were elected and then she replaces [Antonin] Scalia with someone who has contempt for the God we know rules the universe, and our freedom of religion would have been gone. They consider Christians a hate group, even though it’s the one true religion based on ‘God so loved the world he gave his son. His son so loved the world he gave his life,’ and they have turned that upside down. They were going to be coming after Christians with the help of then a 5-4 Supreme Court,” Gohmert said.
Clinton’s persecution of Christians may have even landed him in jail, he said he told his wife.
Gohmert said, “So on election night I said, ‘But if on the off-chance Hillary wins, sweetheart, you need to be ready. They’ll probably have me in jail within four years,’ and I wasn’t kidding. I really believed that if she had won, my freedom was at stake because of my Christian beliefs.”
But in Gohmert’s mind, anyone who isn’t as devout as him is automatically the enemy.
This isn’t even the first time he’s said any of this. He made similar remarks back in March, adding that Clinton would have thrown him in jail for speaking out against radical Islam and questioning “man-made global warming.” That was never going to happen. But it gives you a lot of insight into Gohmert.
He thinks of himself as a martyr, but since no one’s actually coming after him, he creates his own enemies list full of people who barely know he exists. It’s sad, really, until you come to your sense and realize he’s a congressman who represents thousands of Texans when he should just be a guy who draws lines between various strangers’ headshots in a dimly lit basement.