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You may have missed it, but Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)the perpetual star of our Henry Decker’s “This Week In Crazy” — recently accused the 2008 Republican nominee for president, John McCain, of being a supporter of al Qaeda:

When it comes to the shutdown that’s going on, I heard just before I came on, some senator from Arizona — a guy that liked Gadhafi before he wanted to bomb him, a guy that liked Mubarak before he wanted him out, a guy that’s been to Syria and supported al Qaeda and the rebels — but he was saying today the shutdown has been a fool’s errand, and I agree with him. The president and Harry Reid should not have shut this government down.

Gohmert later said his comments were being used in an “an inappropriate way.” But the former military judge, who has been a member of the House since 2005, has accused the senator of palling around with terrorists before, even accusing him of being partially responsible for the Benghazi attacks.

McCain responded to Gohmert’s comments about as gently as humanly possible Wednesday night, when speaking to NBC News’ Brian Williams.

“Sometimes those… comments like that are made out of malice, but if someone has no intelligence, I don’t view it as being a malicious statement,” McCain said.

Unlike Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Gohmert isn’t on the House Intelligence Committee. So perhaps the senator was pointing out Gohmert’s lack of actual government intelligence.

John McCain on NBC News


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  • Jomei35

    I was watching the news last night and saw that – laughed pretty hard. Everybody’s a rocket scientist compared to Gohmert.

    • JSquercia

      Everyone EXCEPT the fools that sent him to Congress

      • idamag

        There is where the pain comes from. The fools that sent him to Congress.

        • Marlo The Bear

          This comment makes sense out of this debacle. He did not elect his self. There are plenty of people to blame for this idiot and Ted Cruz. right now I’m not sure about Ted Cruz because he is getting rich from his stance whether its patriotic, popular or just indifferent.

  • TZToronto

    He was a military judge?? It just illustrates the oxymoron Military Justice.

    • concerned Grandma

      I, too, was quite surprised to hear that he was a military judge! Egad. this guy is such a buffoon that I don’t quite see him as dangerous, which is what I truly believe Ted Cruz to be. Perhaps it is because Ted Cruz really does look like Joe McCarthy and Louie Gohmert looks more like Gomer Pyle.

  • midway54

    Another beauty from the Loon Star State is Poe, who reportedly was a judge, as was Cornyn. Now to join them nine months ago to pollute the Senate is Cruz, the champion test-taker grad of Harvard Law,not having been a judge but who is our modern demagogue par excellence. The rightwing caucus from that State is a gallery of buffoons.

  • Lynda Groom

    Thanks John, but we’ve already figured that out a long time ago. Unfortunately the good folks in his district have yet to see the light. Thanks Texas.

  • darkagesbegin

    John McCain may be a republican–but he is still a class act in my book. Notwithstanding the biggest mistake of his life-his choice of running mate.