In case you thought Louis Gohmert had run out of stupid things to say about the Ebola problem, think again. On Sean Hannity’s show he claimed, with no evidence whatsoever, that President Obama had “cut a deal” with African leaders to bring Ebola patients to the United States for treatment.
“I can’t help but believe, just based on the way we’ve got all these nebulous excuses why not to have a travel ban, this president, I guarantee you, we’re going to find out, he has cut a deal with African leaders,” Gohmert said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “They’re going to bring people in.”…
“I bet you there is a deal he has cut with African leaders,” Gohmert opined. “He has probably told them, ‘Look, keep in mind I’ll have a lot more flexibility after the election.’ But that’s the only thing that would explain why he won’t do a [travel] ban.”
Really, Louis? The only thing? You mean other than the fact that virtually every expert on the subject says that would be a bad idea? And why would it be a bad idea to bring Ebola patients here for treatment? We’ve already brought back several Americans who contracted the disease and they’ve all been cured. Are the lives of Africans worth less than them? If we can do that, save lives and stop the spread of the disease over there, wouldn’t that be a good thing? Isn’t that what that Jesus guy you claim to worship would do? After all, he did say that whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto him also.
And it just gets worse:
But the Texas congressman speculated that President Barack Obama’s refusal to ban travel could also have a silver lining: it could frighten other undocumented immigrants.
“If people coming across know, gee, maybe we may be traveling with people that have Ebola, maybe that will cut down the numbers because the people coming in are apparently smarter than the people in this administration,” Gohmert quipped. “We’re wide open to terrorists, we’re wide open to people that want to hurt us.”
I’d gladly swap Louis Gohmert for a few million undocumented immigrants.