Skip to comments.Louie Gohmert Fumes: If Not For John McCain ‘Benghazi Would Not Have Happened’
Posted on 06/02/2013 7:54:22 AM PDT by DFG
Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has unearthed a new culprit in the Benghazi saga: fellow Republican John McCain.
Conservative radio host Frank Gaffney asked Gohmert to comment on McCains hobnobbing with jihadists during his recent trip to Syria. Gohmert brought up a similar trip of McCains to Libya, where he feels McCains policy to depose Muammar Gaddafi unleashed the Muslim extremist forces that later attacked the American Consulate in Benghazi.
(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...
Well, all right! NOW, maybe what’s left of The Vichy Media will report on Ben Ghazi.
John McCain was lead cheerleader for getting involved in that mess in the first place.
Now he’s moved on to playing pleasure girl for the islamderthals in Syria.
If other US citizens met with known terroists, wouldn't they be droned? Or does the US now have good terrorists and bad terrorists? I can't figure out why this sneaking into Syria and meeting with terrorists wasn't treason. If the feds won't do anything, I really wish AZ would do a recall.
Louis Buller "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. (born August 18, 1953) is an American politician and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's First Congressional District.
...He was then accepted into Texas A&M University, receiving his B.A. in history in 1975. Gohmert received an Army scholarship while at Texas A&M, where he was a brigade commander of the Corps of Cadets and class president.
He later received his Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas in 1977 where he also served as class president. Gohmert served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, at Fort Benning, Georgia, from 1978 to 1982. The majority of his U.S. Army legal service was as a defense attorney.
Gohmert was elected as a state district judge for Texas's 7th Judicial District, serving Smith County (Tyler, Texas) from 1992 to 2002; being reelected to a total of three terms.
Gohmert first saw national recognition for a 1996 probation requirement where he ordered an H.I.V. positive man, who was convicted on motor vehicle theft charges, to seek the written consent from all future sexual partners on a court provided form notifying them of H.I.V. status; angering AIDS and Gay rights activists, as well as civil libertarians.
Gohmert was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to fill a vacancy as Chief Justice on Texas's 12th Court of Appeals, where he served a six month term from 2002 to 2003.
I agree. McCain’s total lack of judgment has had real world results, and they will not be the only results.
Arizona, your senator is a menace.
Could it be that the Puppet aka John McCain is doing the bidding of those who do not have America’s best interests at heart??? That along with the PINO and his minions overtly working for the Muslim Brotherhood/Saudi Arabia. Domestically, the destruction continues unabated.
Gohmert and the few remaining outspoken Patriots in Congress better start connecting the obvious dots in more bold language. We don’t have time to dance the slow dance any more.
Flake sucks, too.
Louie Louie! Ohh Baby! We gotta go!
This guy is a real firebrand LOL
His heart is in the right place, but I think he needs to temper it a bit.
Any how, You go Louie!
These may be well-meaning comments by Representative Louie Gohmert (R), but they’re terribly misguided.
Yes, Senator John McCain did advocate for terrible policy in Libya. That still does not mean he was responsible for the events that took place resulting in the death of our Ambassador and other diplomats and security agents at our embassy in Benghazi.
Any talk of this helps disburse the responsibility from the two people who were directly responsibly, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
McCain was an absolute ass to advocate for taking military action in Libya. He was not a part of the decision making process that resulted in four dead Americans.
Confusing the two is actually a distraction that helps Obama and Clinton. It’s a big mistake to do that.
Well Hell Ya! If we can blame it on a Republican they will pipe up.
Gohmert and Gowdy ! Those two actually give me some hope.
Obama owns this.
Hillary Owns this.
I agree Whole Heartedly!
And I Like Mr Ghomert.
But I say “Take a deep breath Hoss”
True, but McCain and Graham, in usual collaborative fashion with the left, co-signed the note.
Ya mean....Oh, I don't know.... like Barak Obama?
Regardless of what mccain did or didn’t do,,,he was NOT the one who let four Americans be murdered in Benghazi by doing nothing, he didn’t lie and then cover it up.
We don’t like them, but lets give the Devil his due.
Obama owns this.
Heck I would give Hillary less culpability than Obama.
He hamstring her. She had no effective power.
This is all Obama’s
Being an egocentric fool does not make one culpable.
McCain is allegedly supposed to be on America’s side. Barry Soetoro has been an avowed America hater since he was a wee lad.
So yeah, he lies.
If McCain, Graham and the usual suspects had been doing their jobs and actually opposed involving us in the mess in the first place it wouldn’t have happened. And now they’re doing it again.
McQueeg chose to stand with Obama, let him go down with him. Besides, you can’t drain half a swamp.
Obama! You Own this! Step up ya Little Pussy!
Hildebeast has been laying low.. Not even a peep. She is expecting the story to be dead by the time 2016 rolls around..
The problem here is that Ghomert is attacking his party for the sins of Obama.
Yeah, McCain is a duplicitous buttstain, but he is our buttstain.
Obama is the one that **** the bed.
I’ve been encouraging people to invite him to “Come out” as a democrat and be done with it.
His twitter page for those who would like to offer him a little encouragement.
Thank you MyLife.
Thank you Rockrr.
It is easy to become distracted when there is so much chaff in the air.
If you can’t stand for what’s right in the GOP, you may as well stop pretending that right and wrong matters to you.
All you’re suggesting is doing some Nancy Pelosi style swamp draining.
WTF? Mr. ‘You have absolutely nothing to fear from an Obama Presidency’ buttstain?
He may be YOUR buttstain, but he’s first on my needs-to-go RINO.
Haven't seen much evidence of that in a looooooong time.
McStain, Lieberman and Graham, the axis of idiots. One gone and two to go.
Have to disagree. When one crosses the aisle, one gets tainted from the other side.
john McCain is tainted from head to toe, inside and out, and yes the others you mentioned are guilty too. Goes without even saying.
I am suggesting you keep your eye on the target.
McCain was a cheerleader for removing Quedaffy. If Quedaffy was there it wouldn't have happened.
Bush scared the crap out of Quedaffy when Saddam was hung and he gave up any notion of messing with America.
Obastard effed up Libya and McCain and Linseed gave him the cover to do it.
So, are you saying that I needed to use the sarcasm sign to make my initial point about McCain? Otherwise, I don’t understand your point.
It does when you work hand in hand with the one providing the guidance and you travel on his behalf in an official capacity under the guise of a senate foreign relations committee member using government transportation and funds.
The culpability is there, but the underlying intent differs.
I get your point about keeping the focus on Obama and Hillary. They need to be tried and convicted in a court of law. Hence, the angst over Ghomert's statement as a distraction against that effort, however true. McCain and Graham need to be tried and convicted as leftist collaborators at the ballot box, but I'm not holding my breath for either the legal or the political convictions to occur. Afterall, this is the republican party we're talking about.
Let’s stay focused.
McCAin may have had a minor role here, but Obama OWNS THIS.
I’ve got two eyes.
I think you are ascribing far to much power to McCain and you give Obama a pass in doing so.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.