Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shared his views on Attorney General Eric Holder’s call to limit mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenses with conservative host Steve Malzberg yesterday. Unlike his Republican colleague Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who offered his support of the Justice Department’s measures on The Daily Show last night, Gohmert came out strongly against the move, agreeing with Malzberg that it was “insane.”
Gohmert said it was merely more of the same from the Obama administration. “This is their mode of operation,” the congressman said. “They just don’t follow the laws they don’t want to follow.” At the same time, Gohmert was “glad” to see the administration acknowledging a drop in violent crime.
But if Gohmert was actually trying to give the administration credit, it was hard to tell from his rhetoric about the president. “Of course we know that this president and this administration has done more to stir up racial tension and violence than any administration since, you know, the sixties,” Gohmert said. “I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president and he’s become the president of division, of envy, of jealousy.”
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