Rep. Louie Gohmert told former White House strategist and Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon that he had feared the government would “be coming after Christians with the help of then a 5-4 Supreme Court” if Hillary Clinton had been elected president and that he “really believed” during the 2016 election that his “freedom was at stake because of my Christian beliefs.”
On a special edition of “Breitbart News Tonight,” Gohmert appeared with Bannon following their speeches at last night’s rally supporting Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Gohmert and Bannon expressed their loathing for “the establishment members” of the Republican Party, who they said would rather hold a minority in Congress than “stand up for what’s right” and support candidates like Moore.
Gohmert claimed that America is in a battle for “the soul of this country” and revisited the feelings that he said he experienced during an election night party last year. He told Bannon that he had feared that if Hillary Clinton had won, she would have destroyed the freedom of religion.
“If Hillary were elected and then she replaces [Antonin] Scalia with someone who has contempt for the God we know rules the universe, and our freedom of religion would have been gone. They consider Christians a hate group, even though it’s the one true religion based on ‘God so loved the world he gave his son. His son so loved the world he gave his life,’ and they have turned that upside down. They were going to be coming after Christians with the help of then a 5-4 Supreme Court,” Gohmert said.
Clinton’s persecution of Christians may have even landed him in jail, he said he told his wife.
Gohmert said, “So on election night I said, ‘But if on the off-chance Hillary wins, sweetheart, you need to be ready. They’ll probably have me in jail within four years,’ and I wasn’t kidding. I really believed that if she had won, my freedom was at stake because of my Christian beliefs.”