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Rep. Louie Gohmert Claims Sen. John McCain Supports Al Qaeda (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) slammed fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) today at the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C.

Rep. Gohmert is angry that Sen. McCain told Fox News today that Republicans caused the federal government shutdown, which he called a "fool's errand," noted TalkingPointsMemo.com (video below).

"Let's have a little straight talk, Martha," Sen. McCain told Fox News Host Martha MacCallum. "[The administration] wouldn't have had the opportunity to handle it that way if we had not shut down the government on a fool's errand that we were not going to accomplish. The whole premise of shutting down the government was the repeal of Obamacare. I fought against Obamacare harder than any of the people who wanted to shut down the government."

Rep. Gohmert didn't mention Sen. McCain by name, but it was clear who he was talking about, reports RightWingWatch.org (video below).

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"Some Senator from Arizona, a guy who liked Gaddafi before he wanted to bomb him, a guy that liked Mubarak before he wanted him out, a guy that's been to Syria and supported Al Qaeda and the rebels, but he was saying today that the shutdown has been a fool's errand," yelled Rep. Gohmert.

Rep. Gohmert then went on to twist Sen. McCain's words against the Democrats: "And I agree with him. The President and [Senator] Harry Reid should have not shut this government down!"

Sources: RightWingWatch.org and TalkingPointsMemo.com