Congressman Louie Gohmert, like many conservatives around the country, wants those responsible for spying on the Trump campaign and trying to keep him from getting elected to be held accountable.
During an interview with Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs, Gohmert said those involved with the “attempted coup” should be held responsible or “we’re not going to last much longer,” BizPac Review reports.
“It’s bad enough that this thing has gone on for two and a half years since the election, much less now we’re finding out more and more was done before the election to try to keep Donald Trump from becoming president and then to remove him from office,” the Texas Republican said on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”
“And the fact that even after the Mueller report has come out we still have Republicans that are pandering to those who can’t stand the president. It just goes beyond the pale,” he continued.
Gohmert then said he finds himself in an unusual position of agreeing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler that the country is in a “constitutional crisis.”
“You don’t find me agreeing very often with [Rep.] Jerry Nadler and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi. But I do agree [that there is a crisis],” Gohmert said.
But, as BizPac Review reports, Gohmert claimed the crisis concerns those in the FBI and the Justice Department who were responsible for acting out against Trump. From the report:
“We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis. We are now in it,” Nadler said Wednesday after the vote against Barr who refused to comply with a subpoena for an unredacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Pelosi echoed the words Thursday during a press conference in the Capitol as she said she agreed with the House Judiciary Committee Chairman “because the administration has decided that they’re not going to honor their oath of office.”
“There is definitely a constitutional crisis,” Gohmert said during the interview. “And it has everything to do with that attempted coup by leaders in the FBI, the DOJ, apparently in the Intel community, some there, maybe the top people.”
“And who knows, since we found out that President Obama wanted to know everything that was going on and we heard that, gee, we can thank President Obama, because he’s the one that set this whole thing in motion,” he continued. “It is outrageous.”
Gohmert, a former judge, said those agents need to be held responsible “or this will not stop.”
“I know as a former felony judge, one of the things that you consider in sentencing is the potential for discouraging future crimes,” the Texas Republican said. “Something you’ve got to consider here. If people don’t go to prison for bringing this little experiment in self-government to the brink of disaster, then we’re not going to last much longer. That’s serious.”
His comments on Fox Business were similar to those he made during the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr, BizPac Review reports. Here’s more:
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Gohmert had addressed the “attempted coup” against Trump at Wednesday’s House Judiciary contempt proceedings against Barr, where he said he was “really here in mourning for a once-great Judiciary committee.”
“We’ve never had the Intelligence Community, the FBI, people at the top of the DOJ abusing their powers to create a case against a president where there was none. Where assets were actually used to try to set up members of the Trump campaign when there was no case. To try to create a case. We ought to be all over that. We ought to be demanding answers,” Gohmert said.
“This was an attempted coup, and history is bringing that into focus more and more clearly,” he added. “And what does this committee do about the abuses, the attempted coup? It comes in and decides, ‘We’re going to go after the attorney general who’s trying to clean up the mess.’”