Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, took to the House floor today to warn that “radical Islamic terrorists realize they’re winning” because the Obama administration refuses to blame Islam for terrorist attacks such as those that took place in Paris last week.
Later in his remarks, Gohmert once again suggested that President Obama is secretly a Muslim, citing an incident in the 2008 primary season when then-candidate Obama mistakenly said he had visited 57 states, which Gohmert contends was an accidental reference to the 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. (The slightly more likely explanation for the verbal mix-up is that there were 57 contests in the Democratic presidential primary, but Gohmert is never one to be satisfied with the obvious explanation!)
But that was just prelude to Gohmert’s brave declaration that he is not a bigot: “I fear God, I don’t fear any man. I’m not a ‘phobe’ of anything, but it’s time to recognize truth and that is that radical Islamic terrorists want to destroy our way of life and kill us. It’s very simple.”