John McCain took a swipe at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams Wednesday night.
During the interview, Williams brought up a statement Gohmert made last week at the Values Voter Summit claiming that the Republican Arizona senator supports al Qaida. Speaking at an event at the conservative conference, Gohmert referred to McCain as a “guy who’s been to Syria and supported al Qaida and rebels.”
McCain told Williams that it isn’t worth responding to someone who “has no intelligence.”
“Sometimes… comments like that are made out of malice, but if someone has no intelligence I don’t view it as being a malicious statement,” McCain said. “You know, you can’t respond to that kind of thing.”
A request for comment from Gohmert’s office was not immediately returned.