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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Conservatives are tripping over themselves to paint a halo on the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for trying to keep gay people from getting married in her county. So brave. Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Louie Gohmert

Louis Gohmert 320Republican congressman from Texas Louie Gohmert has said he will pack up his toys and leave the Capitol if the nuclear deal with Iran goes through (which it is going to).

In an email to Glenn Beck, which Beck read on his show, Gohmert said:

Last week, I announced to the world if the House and Senate will treat Iran — the Iran treaty as a treaty, I will not run for my congressional seat again. It’s the only thing that I have left that our leadership wants beside my integrity.

And after last week that I spent in Egypt, I feel so compelled to do absolutely everything I can to derail this president’s drastic move towards a nuclear holocaust. I won’t run again if the House voted on my attached resolution and the Senate voted on ratification.

Gohmert further told Breitbart that “the foolish cowardice of Neville Chamberlain in 1938 will pale by comparison” to the cravenness of congressional Republicans.

In fairness, if nuclear holocaust were to occur, we wouldn’t want to die in Washington, either.

Via Addicting Info and Breitbart

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