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Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) says he’s under attack from Democrats because he dared to quote the words of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“There is a clear double standard going on in the United States of America,” the popular Republican congressman said Thursday during an interview on the Todd Starnes Radio Show. “They’re wanting me expelled for what she said — and because I quoted her. The hypocrisy and the lies are just so outrageous.”
Democrats wanted Gohmert expelled after he referenced Pelosi’s wild ranting about why there were not more uprisings around the nation.
“Here’s a quote: ‘I just don’t even know why there aren’t more – why there aren’t uprisings all over the country and maybe there will be,'” Gohmert said, referring to remarks Pelosi made in 2018. “Or, ‘Sadly, the domestic enemies of our voting system and honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in Congress.’ We were called ‘enemies’ of the state. Those were all quotes from our speaker.
“Now, on our side, we didn’t take those to be impeachable because we didn’t believe she surely meant that,” Gohmert added. “But by the Democrats taking this action, you’re telling me, ‘No, when we say those, we actually mean to incite violence.’ That’s what this action is saying.”
After the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, Texas Democrats called for Gohmert’s head on a platter.
“All I did was quote the speaker for what she said about violence in the streets,” said Gohmert. “These quotes went untouched in the mainstream media when she said them.”