Rep. Gohmert: 'If you're a Republican, you can't even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent'
On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted Peter Navarro for his failure to cooperate with a congressional subpoena issued to him by the Jan. 6 committee back in February. Navarro was disgraced former President Trump’s trade adviser, and while he made some money shilling for his memoir—in which he boasted about all of the conspiratorial work he did in service of thwarting our country’s democracy—he did not want to have to go on the record, so to speak.
Navarro faces two charges stemming from his refusal to both provide the records asked for by the committee as well as his refusal to appear in front of the committee to answer some questions. Fellow suspected conspirator Rep. Louie Gohmert, best known for being even less intelligent than toothpaste found at the bottom of a trash bag filled with used kitty litter, went on one of the right-wing propaganda networks to promote everything from doing nothing to protect children from gun violence and to lament how the Trump administration isn’t being allowed to break the law.
That’s 100% what he did.
After talking about how everybody was being mean to the GOP, who have repeatedly thwarted the will of the overwhelming majority of Americans, to work to end gun violence, Rep. Gohmert explained that there is a “two-tier justice system.” One tier seems to be not sending Hillary Clinton to jail for making Donald Trump’s entire administration involve itself with dubious Russian contacts and foreign banks, and the other justice system seems to want to force Republicans to obey the laws of the land. This is not an exaggeration. Here is the full quote, followed by a video of him saying the quote. Asked about the indictment of Navarro, Gohmert responded—verbatim:
REP. LOUIE GOHMERT: It actually puts an exclamation point on the fact that we have a two-tier justice system. If you're a Republican, you can't even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent or they're coming after you. Or they’re going to bury you. They’re gonna put you in the D.C. jail and terrorize and torture you, and not live up to the Constitution there.
Gohmert goes on to say that the fact that William Barr appointed, Trump-attack dog Special counsel John Durham’s farce of an investigation—that wasted around $40 million in taxpayer dollars—and ended in the acquittal of Michael Sussman was the result of the jury being filled with “Hillary Clinton lovers.”
\u201cRep Louie Gohmert on Navarro indictment: "If you're a Republican, you can't even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent or they're coming after you"\u201d— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell) 1654277444
Let’s put this together: The Trump administration very obviously makes an attempt to use the U.S. Attorney General’s office to run legal interference and discredit an investigation into his administration’s corruption and possible treasonous and corrupt foreign influence, that farce is investigated for years, and the weak-ass case they come up with is basically laughed out of court. Republicans unwilling to tell the truth, under oath, which is the law of the land, is an affront to … justice?
If you want to watch even more of the interview, just to see how fully in context this story is you can watch below. The question and its answer begin around the 6:30 mark. Warning: It’s even more time spent with Rep. Louie Gohmert talking, which may result in lowered IQ for viewers.
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