Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) ripped his Republican colleagues for failing to fulfill the promises they campaigned on in the drafting of the new omnibus spending bill during an appearance on the Todd Starnes Show Thursday.
The Texas lawmaker blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan for what Gohmert called “immoral” spending that is going to leave a massive debt on the next generation.
“It’s just immoral for a generation of Americans to say ‘hey, we can’t control ourselves.’” Gohmert said. “I mean, it’s like going into a bank. Need a huge loan? Well what do you have for collateral? Well see I’ve got all my little children here and I’m gonna sign and swear that they’re gonna pay this back”
“They’d probably take the kids away from somebody that did that,” the exasperated lawmaker said.
Not included in the massive spending bill, is funding for the much talked about border wall.
Taking a shot at his party leadership, Gohmert said that Trump and many other GOP lawmakers had run on the promise of securing the border but “Paul Ryan didn’t run on [that], Mitch McConnell didn’t run on [that], but most of us did, and we got a majority in both houses.”
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, saw it’s federal funding maintained, a detail that Gohmert took issue with, noting that many Republican lawmakers had run on the promise of defunding the abortion giant.
Gohmert said that he spent Wednesday night depressed because the spending bill represented a betrayal of the American people who elected Republican majorities in both houses and a Republican president.
“I am concerned to my soul that this could be the last straw that caused all those people that worked to get majorities for Republicans,” the lawmaker said, expressing deep concern that the betrayal would dissuade Republican voters from showing up to the polls in the midterm elections.
“If they don’t come out and vote, we lose the majority, [and] the first order of business, is impeaching President Donald Trump in the House,” Gohmert said. “There’s no doubt in my mind, that if they get the majority, they will impeach, but I don’t think they would be able to get the votes to remove him from office in the senate, but I have no doubt they would be able to impeach him.”
“Planned Parenthood,” Gohmert ranted, “run[s] a huge profit every year. Even if you think abortion is fantastic, which a majority here do not, and a majority of Americans do not, you still would need to be givin’ half a billion dollars to a group that is already making hundreds of millions of dollars. It just doesn’t make sense.”