Courtesy of CNN:
Rep. Louie Gohmert dove fully into health conspiracies about Hillary Clinton on Friday, declaring the Democratic presidential nominee "mentally impaired" multiple times.
The Texas Republican was speaking at the Value Voters Summit, an annual gathering of social conservatives in Washington. He was telling a story about not taking the easy route in Congress, when he quipped: "When you look at the kind of people running for president, no-brainers are a good thing now."
But while that comment seemed to include Republican Donald Trump, he attacked Clinton's health exclusively.
"A true believer does what Jesus did ... you don't make fun of people who are impaired, have special needs, and whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton's made clear, she is mentally impaired," Gohmert joked, to some laughter from the crowd.
Wow! It takes some kind of balls to insult the intelligence of a presidential candidate when you are still referring to the manual to tie your big boy shoes.
Here are just a few of the things that Gohmert has said in the past:
About the imminent repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell."
I’ve had people say, ‘Hey, you know, there’s nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks. Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it’s a different kind of fighting, it’s a different kind of war and if you’re sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you’re not going to last very long. It’s guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and if that’s what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did … as people have said, ‘Louie, you have got to understand, you don’t even know your history.’ Oh yes I do. I know exactly. It’s not a good idea.
Yep that's the problem with gays in the military, all of those massages.
On the possibility of no longer using the Alaska pipeline to pump oil.
So when [caribou] want to go on a date, they invite each other to head over to the pipeline. … So my real concern now [is] if oil stops running through the pipeline … do we need a study to see how adversely the caribou would be affected if that warm oil ever quit flowing?
Interfering with caribou procreation, that's why we can never stop pumping Alaska crude through the pipeline.
Blaming the Aurora theater shooting on not enough Jesus.
You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place. … We’ve threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God’s name, they’re going to be jailed … I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don’t want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present.
You know I don't remember him making the same argument after that Charleston church shooting.
So yeah, THIS is the guy suggesting that Hillary Clinton is "mentally impaired."
Well to be fair, he WOULD be an expert.