Gohmert Strikes Again. Is he pulling an Andy Kaufman?

My favorite crazy member of Congress is at it again, positing the notion on CSPAN that radical islamic terrorists have set up camps in Mexico, working with drug cartels, and have been trained to act “hispanic” and cross the border into the United States. The video and a transcript were posted by the Huffington Post:

“We know Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border,” he said Wednesday on C-Span. “We know that people that are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanic [sic] when they are radical Islamists. We know these things are happening. It is just insane not to protect ourselves, to make sure that people come in as most people do … They want the freedoms we have.”

Sometimes I think Congressman Louie Gohmert’s comments and claims are so ridiculous that he can’t possibly believe them. I’ve recently come to the conclusion he is simply pulling off a political Andy Kaufman.

For those of you who don’t know, Andy Kaufman was a comedian and actor who specialized in performance art as comedic entertainment. He is famous for wrestling women and getting into a fight with professional wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler on the David Letterman Show. It was performance art at its finest.

I hope to learn one day that Gohmert was pulling our leg all along.


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