On Wednesday, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert visited conservative radio program Washington Watch, saying that the U.S. needs to bomb Iran in order to destroy its nuclear program.
“We need to make clear to Iran: You can play these silly games with our president that buys into them and our secretary of state, but the American people aren’t buying it and you’re going to pay a price,” Gohmert said. “I’m hoping and praying the president will realize, despite the agenda he has that has put Christians in jeopardy around the world, that he will not want to leave the Democratic Party so devastated that they won’t recover for many decades.”
Gohmert claimed that President Obama was “slapping (Israel) around as an unwelcomed visitor,” but said he hoped Israel would ultimately be treated fairly as an ally.
“Maybe once he starts doing that he’ll realize we do need to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities that we know of and anything that they move to fix, we bomb that as well,” he said.
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Gohmert also said on the program that President Obama “threatened to shoot down Israeli planes if they had gone to take out Iran’s nuclear capability.” There is, however, no evidence to back up this claim.
“Because we’ve elected Obama as our leader, our nation bears responsibility for the things he’s doing,” he said. “We need to encourage this administration to go take out Iran’s nuclear capability. I think it’s time to bomb Iran — anything that resembles a nuclear facility with centrifuges. It’s time to bomb.”
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