Gohmert Names Alleged Whistleblower in Hearing

Gohmert Names Alleged Whistleblower in Hearing December 13, 2019

Louis Gohmert, the dumbest man in Congress, rattled off a list of witnesses he thinks should be called during the impeachment trial in the Senate. The list included the name of a person many Republicans believe is the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the Ukraine controversy at the heart of the impeachment charges.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, speaking on Wednesday at a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee on impeachment, said the name of a person whom Republicans believe is the whistleblower who sparked the inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The Texas lawmaker said the person’s name while rattling off a list of witnesses he said should have been called in the impeachment inquiry.

“Now that we have the articles of impeachment — a vague abuse of power, obstruction of Congress — the very things the majority has done in preventing us from having the witness that could shed light on this, not opinion but fact witnesses, we need to hear from those witnesses,” Gohmert said. He then proceeded to say a list of names of witnesses he wanted to testify which included the person alleged to be the whistleblower.

Republicans badly want the identity of the whistleblower because it will intimidate any other potential whistleblowers into silence. If the person is identified they will be the target of death threats, and some may try to make those threats real. Anonymity is the only protection they have against such potential retaliation and reprisals. And the Republicans know it. And they not only don’t care, they’re encouraging it. It’s downright criminal.

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