During a Wednesday interview with Fox Business’ Stuart Varney, Rep. [crscore]Louie Gohmert[/crscore] said that letting “hippies from the 60s [to] become teachers” allowed for the rise of a socialist presidential candidate like Bernie Sanders.
“Whether it is people like Bill Ayers that are actually terrorists or others out demonstrating, causing problems,” Gohmert told Varney, “if you go to teach as a professor in the universities and you teach the teachers, then the teachers go down and miseducate the young people.”
“Stuart, I mean, you’re worldly, you are wise. You have been around. You know how things work and what doesn’t,” he continued. “But you’ve got sweet, innocent kids and they’ve got a teacher telling them isn’t it wonderful if everybody shares.”
Gohmert would go on to describe his experience as an exchange student in the Soviet Union as evidence of the inefficacy of socialism.
Gohmert asked, “these farmers in the shade, when do you work out here in the field?”
“One of them said, ‘I make the same number of Rubles if I’m here in the shade or out there in the field, so I’m here in the shade.’ And that made perfect sense. That’s why socialism doesn’t work.”