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Louie Gohmert: Bush would never have invaded Iraq if he knew Obama would come along and bungle it

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As Republican presidential candidates stumble over whether they would have invaded Iraq, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) offered a weird revisionist hypothetical to attack the current president.

Gohmert said Tuesday during a radio appearance that he believes President Bush would never have launched the Iraq War if he had known President Barack Obama would be his successor, reported Right Wing Watch.

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“Everybody else wants to ask that question of, ‘Gee, would you have gone into Iraq if you’d known what you know now?’” Gohmert complained to Virginia talk radio host John Fredericks.

“If President Bush had known that he would have a total incompetent follow him that would not even be able to negotiate a status of forces agreement with Iraq and start helping our enemies and just totally put the Middle East in chaos, then he would have to think twice about doing anything if he had known he would have such a total incompetent leader take over after him,” Gohmert said. “That should be the question.”

The Texas conservative said he opposed efforts by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) to pass a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to fight Islamic State militants because, Gohmert said, the 2001 authorization gave the president “all the authority he could possibly need.”

Gohmert, as Right Wing Watch observed, complained that a new AUMF gave the president too much authority while at the same time helping to “tie his hands in ways a good president would not need.”

“I don’t trust this administration, I don’t want to give them any additional authority that Bush didn’t have,” he said.

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As the host tried to interject with a question, Gohmert continued stomping around like a man with his foot stuck in a bucket.

“That AUMF, it’s a red herring, it’s a crock,” Gohmert said. “The problem is the president’s on the wrong side — that’s the real problem.”

“I mean, seriously, John, you think a new AUMF is all of a sudden going to give us a president that will fight with the right people over there and win over there, really?”

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‘Not supposed to be that way!’ Bitter Trump whines about Senate possibly letting John Bolton testify

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President Donald Trump on Monday whined about the Senate potentially letting former national security adviser John Bolton testify during his impeachment trial.

"They didn’t want John Bolton and others in the House," the president wrote on Twitter. "They were in too much of a rush. Now they want them all in the Senate. Not supposed to be that way!"

In reality, the House impeachment investigators tried to get Bolton to testify during their inquiry, but he refused to appear unless he got legal clearance to do so. However, Bolton has now offered to testify before the Senate even though he did not comply with House requests to do the same.

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Ex-GOP impeachment manager ripped to shreds on CNN for ‘upside down’ defense of Trump’s conduct

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On CNN Monday, two veterans of the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton clashed over whether President Donald Trump was guilty of impeachable offenses.

"My view is that the phrase that the president's lawyers included in their six-page answer over the weekend is absolutely ironclad, perfectly correct," said Bob Barr, a former House impeachment manager against Clinton. "The language in the Constitution says very clearly that the only basis on which a president can be impeached and removed from office is treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. You have to have a crime. And no matter how much rhetoric you put around that to try and get around it, that is a fact, a legal fact, you have to have a crime."

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Donald Trump and Ben Carson are destroying one of MLK’s most enduring legacies

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act just days after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King -- and President Donald Trump's Housing secretary wants to undo that legacy.

The 1968 law hasn't been able to undo the harm from government-sanctioned housing segregation, which still feeds today's wealth and racial inequality, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to remove a protection for black owners who pay unfairly high property taxes, reported the New York Times.

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