Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) marked the fifth anniversary of the so-called Tea Party movement by telling a group of conservatives in Washington that they had literally been the “answer to my prayers.”
Speaking to the Tea Party Patriots 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Hyatt Regency on Thursday, Gohmert reminded the room full of conservatives that the Republican Party had given Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) the presidential nomination in 2008 only because it was “his turn.”
“As a result, 2008 ended up being a really bad year for Republicans,” he explained. “It ended up being a really great year for the Democrats. Nancy Pelosi got the gavel [to be Speaker of the House], Democrats got the White House, Harry Reid kept a grip on leadership in the Senate, and Anthony Weiner got some new friends to text with.”
Gohmert pointed to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the 2009 stimulus package and the bailout of the auto industry as proof that the beginning of President Barack Obama’s first term was a “disaster.”
“In the ashes arose a group who felt they were Taxed Enough Already! Yes!” he exclaimed. “And I was asked by media, over and over, ‘So what do you think of the Tea Party?'”
“And I would explain, ‘They are an answer to my prayers,'” Gohmert recalled.
Watch the video below from Tea Party Patriots, broadcast Feb. 27, 2014.
Giuliani henchmen caught on tape doing statewide tour for Indiana Republicans during 2018 election
New images of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman with prominent Republicans emerged on Wednesday.
"Two associates of Rudy Giuliani who are accused of illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. campaigns attended an Indiana Republican event promoting U.S. Sen. Mike Braun and others just days before the 2018 election," the Indy Star reports.
"The reason remains a mystery," the newspaper noted.
‘Be very scared’: GOP lawmaker warns Americans that they could be impeached too
Rep. Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter (R-GA) fearmongered against the impeachment inquiry during remarks to reporters on Wednesday.
"Ladies and gentlemen, if a government can do this to the President of the United States, they can do this to you as well," he argued.
Under the United States Constitution, only people who work for the federal government can be impeached, with the penalty being the loss of their job.
Still, Carter argued that Americans should be terrified of being impeached themselves.
"You need to be scared," Carter warned. "You need to be very scared."
Bill Barr is ‘obligated to recuse’ himself from Ukraine investigation — or resign: NYC Bar Association
The attorney general of the United States has an obligation to recuse himself from any Department of Justice matters stemming from the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine, the New York City Bar Association said in a statement on Wednesday.
"The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has a unique role in safeguarding the rule of law under the Constitution. By failing to recuse himself from DOJ’s review of the Ukraine Matter, Attorney General William P. Barr has undermined that role," the statement read.