Gohmert: Muslim Brotherhood members ‘have influence’ in White House
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) revisited the anti-Muslim accusations lobbied by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MI) last year in a radio interview, Think Progress reported on Saturday.
“Radical Islam is at war with us,” Gohmert said in an interview on Thursday with World Net Daily radio. “Thank God for the moderates that don’t approve of what’s being done. But this administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America.”
Attorney General Eric Holder, Gohmert said, spent more time “trying to help terrorists than trying to corral them” before assuming his current post, which he said was demonstrated by the reading of Miranda rights on Monday to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
“It’s very clear to everybody but this administration that radical Islam is at war agains us,” Gohmert said. “I’m hoping that either this administration will wake up or a new one will come in at the next election, before irreperable damage is done.”
Gohmert did not cite any sources for his allegations, which resemble Bachmann’s accusations in July 2012 that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Huma Abedin, a former deputy chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, had a “long record” of association with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s party.
The two congressmembers were part of a group of lawmakers that sent letters to sent to officials at the Homeland Security, Justice, State and Defense departments calling for an investigation into a “potential Muslim Brotherhood infiltration.” Later that year, however, Bachmann said the letters were only “asking questions.”
The letters were quickly criticized by other Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who called them “specious and degrading.” But Gohmert came to Bachmann’s defense, saying McCain and other “numbnuts” like House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) should have read the letters before calling them into question.
Listen to Gohmert’s interview, posted on Saturday by Think Progress, below.