Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this week for improving the recent debate "immeasurably."
Speaking to Newsmax's Steve Malzberg on Tuesday, Gohmert said that he had met Trump once during an event in New Hampshire.
"We met, our faces are six inches apart," Gohmert recalled. "And he says, 'Louie Gohmert!' And he starts punching me in the chest. 'I love you, you're great! You're really great! I love what you're doing! Did you get my contribution?'"
"It's hard to feel badly toward someone that keeps telling you how great you are and they send you money," the congressman laughed.
Gohmert explained that he had promised to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president, but Trump was an attractive candidate.
"I think Ted's great, but I'm telling you, I think Trump add immeasurably to the debates. The thing I knew it would do in any debate in which he participated was force everybody out from behind their trees and rocks. People were going to have to come out and actually say what they believe, they weren't going to be able to hide behind, you know, political answers and just fluff."
Gohmert also suggested that Republicans might ask the Supreme Court to overturn President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
"I feel sure as weak as the Supreme Court justices are, even as blind as they are, they would have to surely see that [the Iran deal] is a treaty that requires two-thirds of the Senate to ratify it," he opined.
Watch the video below from Newsmax, broadcast Aug. 12, 2015.