'Dumbest person' Louie Gohmert mocked after asking if Forest Service can change 'Earth's orbit'
Louie Gohmert speaks to C-SPAN

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was mocked this week after he asked federal Forest Service officials if they could change the orbit of the Earth and moon.

Gohmert made the remarks during a House Natural Resources hearing. A video clip was shared by Forbes.

"I understand, from what's been testified to the Forest Service and the [Bureau of Land Management], you want very much to work on the issue of climate change," Gohmert said. "I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA that they found that the moon's orbit is changing slightly and so is the Earth's orbit around the sun. We know there's been significant solar flare activities, and so, is there anything that the National Forest Service or [Bureau of Land Management] can do to change the course of the moon's orbit or the Earth's orbit around the sun? Obviously, that would have profound effects on our climate."

The expert being questioned by Gohmert diplomatically avoided the question.

"I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert," she replied.

Gohmert was quickly shamed as the "dumbest member of Congress" by commenters on Twitter.