Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said this week that President Barack Obama was more worried about climate change than ISIS and Ebola, and he was allowing infected people to sneak into the county because he wanted everyone to “feel included.”
Speaking to Newsmax host Steve Malzberg on Wednesday, Gohmert charged that the president “seems to have trouble taking anything seriously.”
“You know, nations rise and fall, but you have to have people who are charged with providing for the common defense actually serious about doing that,” he said.
Malzberg pointed out that conservative columnist Pat Buchanan had said that it was “common sense” to close the borders to stop countries from sending people with Ebola to the U.S.
“Countries that recognize that they have an obligation to protect their people regardless of whether or not its politically correct have done just that,” Gohmert agreed. “We used to have quarantines of serious diseases that would kill people.”
“But this day in time, gee, we don’t want anybody to feel like they’re being left out, so therefore, the Democrats — some of my Democratic friends, including this president — they feel like we want everyone to feel included,” he continued. “So let’s don’t quarantine, let’s don’t close our borders.”
The Texas Republican said that it wasn’t surprising that the president was putting America at risk from Ebola because he believed that climate change was a bigger threat to the country.
“More deadly to this country than Ebola is climate change, more deadly than the Islamic state to [beheading victim] Thomas Foley is climate change,” Gohmert said. “So what you’re talking about being common sense in Washington, in the Washington area, is only sense.”
Watch the video below from Newsmax, broadcast Oct. 9, 2014.