Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) this week blasted President Barack Obama for sending troops to Africa to help fight an Ebola outbreak, and predicted that they would bring the disease back to infect American citizens.
In an interview with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, Gohmert explained that a series of mistakes made by the U.S. Secret Service were a symptom of “political correctness.”
“I talk to these Secret Service agents, most of them are the same agents who have perform admirably and loyally for all these years, done a stellar job,” he explained. “But when you put political correctness above all else, just like we have with our rules of engagement with our military that’s getting our own military killed.”
“But political correctness is putting the president in jeopardy, it is getting military members killed,” the Tea Party-backed Republican said. “This is the heart of the problem, political correctness.”
Gohmert added that “the same kind of idea” caused President Barack Obama to send “3,000 military into where they can get Ebola that they can bring back.”
“The military is not trained to go catch Ebola and die,” he insisted. “They’re trained to go in and kill the people that want to come back and kill us. The president’s priorities are all mixed up here. All you got to do is shut down traffic in and out of places where there’s high risk of Ebola.”
“But political correctness is going to get people killed in all of these areas.”
Gohmert concluded that Congress needed to hold hearings to find out “who has instilled this atmosphere of political correctness.”
Watch the video below from Fox Business Network, broadcast Oct. 2, 2014.