Louie Gohmert might well be the Stupidest Man in America™ (Trump hasn’t trademarked this yet, has he?), and he’s certainly one of the stupidest people in Congress. He proved this yet again while speaking before a group of young conservatives last week, when he called for gay people to be banished to an island for 100 or 200 years.
Someone else actually had a very similar plan for a group that he considered socially undesirable, too. The “joke” stopped being funny well before it ended.
Louie Gohmert’s Grand Plan
During his Washington, D.C. speech before a college chapter of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, Gohmert called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg because they ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.
“I think they ought to be impeached,” Gohmert lamented. “I think ought to be removed, and until Congress shows that we do have some say in the Constitution over the courts the abuses are just going to get worse.”
He also warned the audience that the SCOTUS wanted them to “forget what Moses said God said, forget what Jesus said God said, we’re God and you go by what we say.”
Then, he suggested his own scientific study to prove that same-sex couples can’t have a “preferred marriage.” This study involves an island, a few hundred years, and a man who’s utterly clueless about biology:
We could take four heterosexual couples, married, and put them on an island where they have everything they need to sustain life. Then take four all-male couples and put them on an island with all they need to sustain life, take four couples of women, married, and put them on an island, and let’s come back in 100 to 200 years and see which one nature says is the preferred marriage.
That’s, at most, three generations. At most. And I’ll wager the heterosexuals will have a higher death rate, because giving birth is dangerous.
Gohmert also continued beating the impeachment drum for President Obama, saying that there was a “case to be made” but that he “hadn’t really thought about it” until he read a book by Andrew McCarthy, an extreme conservative author.
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