Representative Louie Gohmert took the House floor yesterday to ask a series of offensive questions about the intentions of Barrack Obama.
“When people make clear that they are going to commit murder or genocide, how long do you have to wait before it is okay to stop them?” Gohmert asked. “Well, the President has made it clear it may be time to move out of the way so that these Palestinians that want to obliterate Israel can have their will.”
The odd analogy didn’t end there, though.
“Back in my days as a felony judge, when you have somebody who is driving a car and people say, ‘Hey, we just need a ride to this location. Once we get there, we are going to murder some people, but we don’t need anything from you. We just need a ride,” said Gohmert. “The person that drove that car, knowing that those people made those comments about wanting to kill people when they get to that location, they are also guilty of murder.
Gohmert must have realized he was dangerously close to saying that Barack Obama is a terrorist; he tried to qualify his statement.
“I am not accusing anybody, I am raising questions,” Gohmert said. “If the United States says, ‘Here, Palestinian terrorist groups, we want to provide you the vehicle to have a powerful place right in the middle, a huge section of Israel. We want to give you that place, and you have made clear, we know you have made clear, once you are there you are going to wipe out Israel,’ does that make the United States’ leaders that facilitate that, does that make them accessories? I am just asking.”
“Mr Speaker, you can advise the Parliamentarian, I am not accusing anybody,” said Gohmert. “I am just asking the question.”