Gohmert fires back: On Syria, McCain would be better off having ‘no intelligence’
Posted By Jamie Weinstein On 1:15 PM 10/17/2013 In Politics
Conservative firebrand Rep. Louie Gohmert is firing back at Sen. John McCain after the Arizona Republican called him a dummy Wednesday night.
The Gohmert-McCain feud started last week when Gohmert, a Texas Republican, referred to McCain as a “guy who’s been to Syria and supported al Qaida and rebels.” (Related: Expert who traveled with Syrian rebels: So-called ‘moderates’ are Muslim Brotherhood-style Islamists)
When NBC’s Brian Williams brought up Gohmert’s comments in an interview with McCain Wednesday, the 2008 presidential candidate dismissed them, saying it isn’t worth responding to “someone” who “has no intelligence.”
Now Gohmert says that if he has “no intelligence,” then McCain’s Syria policy would benefit from having “no intelligence” too.
“Obviously, Senator McCain would be better off with ‘no intelligence’ since he does not know the Syrian opposition he met with is infested with al-Qaeda and terrorist kidnappers,” Gohmert told The Daily Caller in a statement. (Related: McCain wanted to have sleepover with Syrian kidnappers)
“His ‘intelligence’ even caused him to support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt that burned churches and killed Christians, as the Senator stood against the will of the massive majority of Egyptians including moderate Muslims, Christians, and secularists who demanded the Muslim Brotherhood extremist persecutions must end,” Gohmert added.