Texas’s own answer to logic Rep. Louie Gohmert was on the Fox Business Network pushing his brand of absolutely batshit craziness. He began by talking about Bannon’s departure from the White House (not a big deal, he’s a big fan of Bannon), and he moved on to the Republican healthcare disaster, where he threw the Republican leadership under the bus while saying he wanted to get things done—meaning take away people’s healthcare. Finally, when asked about what had happened in Charlottesville, Gohmert took off his tinfoil hat and replaced it with a bigger one he made out of dried spaghetti and YouTube clips put up by people wearing masks, and said this:
Gohmert: Well, this has been stirred up, and I think the Democrats—I mean this needs an investigation. And the President, or through him the Attorney General can appoint an independent council—this is so political. This is being driven by forces of evil that are beyond what normal people can think about. How do you have instances of people with KKK shirts and Black Lives Matter shirts getting off the same bus? I mean, somebody’s stoking this—
Host: —So that’s your claim —
Gohmert: No, no, it’s not my claim, I’m telling you there are witnesses out there.
Here is where that “claim” comes from. This is a representative of the United States Congress telling the public that this is something that happened. It didn’t happen. If billionaire George Soros and his sinister shadowy forces wanted to create a race war, do you think he’s blow his “beyond what normal people can think about” plan in order to save a couple of hundred dollars on renting two buses in order to bus in KKK and Antifa faux provocateurs separately? We all know that Rep. Gohmert is as dumb as a brick stuck together with Elmer’s glue, but this is next-level stupid.
The crazy starts right out of the gate, but the conspiracy gets cooking around the 4-minute mark.