Hey, What’s With You, Guy?

Our occasional series on your public servants.... We turn today to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who is making headlines now thanks to his floor speech about a diabolical terrorist plot to (follow this one): infiltrate the US with pregnant women, whose babies would then be born here, making them American citizens, "and then they would turn back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists...And then one day, twenty, thirty years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life."

Gohmert cites a retired FBI agent as his source.

Gohmert, who's been in Congress since 2005, also has compared the $20 billion BP fund to (what else) Hitler, suggested that President Obama would condone the stabbing of TSA workers, said that a hate crimes bill would lead to rampant bestiality, and lashed out at skimpily-dressed Miss USA contestants as “an absolute breakdown in morality and when you lose morality you get economic chaos." And that's just this year.

In 2006, the non-profit Sunlight Organization which advocates better transparency in government reported that Gohmert’s campaign committee paid his wife $53,261 to serve as the campaign’s assistant manager in 2005-2006.

For all this, and the floor speech below, we have to ask: hey, what's with you, guy?