Louie Gohmert Rants: If ‘Attempted Coup’ Culprits Don’t Go to Jail, ‘We’re Not Going to Last Much Longer’
On the Fox Business Network, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) railed against the Mueller Report on Thursday night and warned host Lou Dobbs that if the “attempted coup” culprits behind the investigation of President Donald Trump aren’t imprisoned “we’re not going to last much longer.”
Gohmert, who enjoys a reputation as an outspoken, bomb-throwing member of the Republican House’s Freedom Caucus, has long been a vocal critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the links between the Trump campaign and Russian election interference. Speaking with Dobbs, Gohmert attempted to co-opt the “constitutional crisis” narrative being deployed by Democrats to describe Trump’s blanket refusal to comply with Congressional subpoenas and reframe it around what he characterized as an illegal conspiracy to prevent Trump from becoming president and then remove him from office once elected.
“You don’t find me agreeing very often with [Rep.] Jerry Nadler [D-NY] and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi [D-CA]. But I do agree,” Gohmert said, before casting a wide net about those who were allegedly plotting against Trump. “There is definitely a constitutional crisis and it has everything to do with that attempted coup by leaders in the FBI, the DOJ, apparently in the Intel community, some there, maybe the top people. And who knows, since we found out that President [Barack] Obama wanted to know everything that was going on and we heard that, gee, we can thank President Obama, because he’s the one that set this whole thing in motion. It is outrageous.”
The Texas Republican also trained some of his rhetorical fire on members from his own side of the aisle. Gohmert’s intra-party criticism came in reaction to the news on Thursday that the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by its Republican chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), had just subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to testify about the 2016 Trump campaign and any contacts with Russian elements trying to help it.
“Even after the Mueller report has come out we still have Republicans that are pandering to those who can’t stand the president. It just goes beyond the pale,” Gohmert said of the committee’s bipartisan move to hear from the president’s son.
Upping the ante, Dobbs responded with an even more incendiary charge, saying that the Republican conference’s complicity with the Mueller investigation was in part responsible for empowering the Democrats who “stole the  election and the House majority.”
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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