GOPers Louie Gohmert and Paul Gosar may suffer from 'serious cognitive issues': January 6th advisor

GOPers Louie Gohmert and Paul Gosar may suffer from 'serious cognitive issues': January 6th advisor
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A former investigator for the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection recently expressed concern about Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) repeated echoing of former President Donald Trump.

In fact, he believes the lawmakers' support of the former president's "unhinged conspiracy theories" has convinced him that they are both detached from reality and adamant about ignoring facts.

According to Business Insider, former January 6 House committee investigator Denver Riggleman laid out his arguments in his new book, "The Breach: The Untold Story of the Investigation into January 6th."

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He also expressed concern about the lawmakers' mental health. "I came to believe Gosar and Gohmert may have had serious cognitive issues," Riggleman wrote in his book.

Riggleman's criticism, per Insider, is a result of "absorbing all the wild ideas the conservative duo would throw around while they huddled with other members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus."

His remarks, per the news outlet, also coincide with a poll included in its "Red, White, and Gray" project, described as an exploration of "life in a democracy helmed by those of advanced age."

In excerpts of the book referenced by The Guardian, Riggleman wrote that the Republican lawmakers "seemed to be joined at the brain stem when it came to their eagerness to believe wild, dramatic fantasies about Democrats, the media and big tech."

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The results of the poll suggest many Americans support the idea of Congressional candidates undergoing medical exams to ensure they are fit for office.

According to the poll, "Eighty-one percent of respondents said they support subjecting congressional candidates to physical and mental exams before they're allowed to serve — an issue that's already on voters' minds as the 2024 presidential race takes shape."

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