Glenn Beck interviewed Rep. Louie Gohmert on his radio program today, where he kicked off the interview by gently ribbing the Texas Republican for “practically licking the president’s face” during President Trump’s entrance before his address to Congress earlier this week.
Gohmert defended himself by saying that he is just relieved by Trump’s election victory because if Hillary Clinton had won, he would have wound up in prison.
“That night of the election, I’d already come to grips,” Gohmert said, “the U.S Commission on Civil Rights says that Christians are the biggest hate group threat in America, in essence. And you had Hillary, who wants to make it a crime to say anything negative about radical Islam, and Loretta Lynch [who] were in favor of [making it] a crime to question man-made global warming.”
After making this series of false statements, Gohmert said that he told his wife on the night of the election that “if it doesn’t go well, I’m probably going to be in jail within four years because I’m going to be part of the Christian-loving group that they say is hateful,” and so Trump’s election has “just been such a relief.”