Louie Gohmert Defends Steve King

Louie Gohmert Defends Steve King January 23, 2019

Louie Gohmert, the single dumbest man in Congress, is defending his friend Steve King, the most blatantly racist, white supremacist member of Congress. Because of course he is. Would you expect anything less? They are both dinosaurs who would have fit in perfectly with the Dixiecrats in the civil rights era.

Gohmert said the Iowa Republican raised a “fair question.”

“He explained what he was saying,” Gohmert told the Tyler Morning Telegraph of King’s speech on the House floor clarifying his comments. “He was talking about Western civilization, that, ‘When did Western civilization become a negative?’ And that’s a fair question. When did Western civilization become a negative?”

In addition to asking when “Western civilization” was given a negative connotation, King also openly questioned in his interview with The New York Times when “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” became offensive terms.

“We have the only country that I’m aware of that would shed its most valuable treasure — American blood — for freedom, not for hegemony, just for freedom,” Gohmert said. “There’s never been a group that’s been more philanthropic than American citizens. That was a fair question — when did Western civilization become a negative?”

But that isn’t what he said. He didn’t just ask when “Western civilization” became a negative, he asked when “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became negative. Why did he lump those three things together? Because he sees them as one and the same. This wasn’t a “misstatement,” it was an honest statement of his genuine views. And that’s what makes them so abhorrent.

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