‘Holy S**t!’: Critics Blast Louie Gohmert For ‘Encouraging More Uprisings,’ But He Was Quoting Pelosi


Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert quoted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during Wednesday’s impeachment hearings, and critics immediately took his words out of context to attack him.

Gohmert drew a comparison between President Donald Trump’s words — which Democrats and several Republicans argue incited the violent riots at the Capitol a week prior — and Pelosi’s own words from a few years earlier, saying that if one was an incitement to violence the other was as well. (RELATED: ‘You Can’t Stop Me’ — Louie Gohmert Walks Around Newly Installed Metal Detector In Capitol On Way To Vote)


“Here’s a quote. ‘I just don’t even know why there aren’t more — aren’t uprisings all over the country, and maybe there will be,'” Gohmert began, referencing Pelosi’s comments from 2018 with regard to the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Gohmert went on to argue that the rushed impeachment would only serve to destroy the institution Democrats claimed they were trying to uphold.

“Now the message is, if you have a whim and you want to just go after a president, just go straight to the floor. No investigation. No Judiciary Committee. Go straight to the floor. Use it as a political weapon, as you wish,” Gohmert said. “This is so dangerous, what you’re doing. Forgetting all the precedents. Yes, we can argue back and forth. But you’re using this as a weapon and you’re destroying this little experiment in self-government.”

But Gohmert’s critics went straight to Twitter to attack him, accusing him of saying the words he had correctly attributed to Pelosi.