Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) recently claimed that President Obama is trying to “achieve peace by allowing evil people to take over the world.”
According to RightWingWatch.org, Rep. Gohmert was part of a conference call last week that was organized by Pastor Rick Scarborough, who started the group Tea Party Unity (audio below).
Rep. Gohmert didn’t provide any proof that “evil people” were taking over the world, but may have been referring to President Obama's recent deal with Iran to stop their enrichment of uranium.
The Tea Party congressman also warned of dire consequences when the “United States is not around with its protective hand in the world to protect freedom and liberty,” but failed to mention the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the U.S. drone bombing Pakistan and Yemen.
“Let me tell you folks, when the United States is not around with its protective hand in the world to protect freedom and liberty and freedom from abuse, then there is no other place to go,” claimed Rep. Gohmert. “Maybe Israel. But when God removes his protective hand from America, this isn’t a safe place either. I hope and pray people will wake up. You cannot achieve peace by allowing evil people to take over the world, that’s not how it works.”
Rep. Gohmert also recently announced that he was going to go without health insurance (and risk financial ruin if he gets sick).
“I’ve pledged that I’m not taking the subsidy,” Rep. Gohmert told Politico.com. “Too many people in my district have lost their insurance because of Obamacare ... and because of Obamacare, the remaining insurance is just too expensive. So I’m not going to have insurance, it looks like.”