Apparently Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas really really wants to be this generation’s Joe McCarthy.
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert doubled down on warnings of Muslim Brotherhood influence in America Thursday while taking a shot at the media for not investigating his claims further.
The Republican suggested reporters were more interested in attacking him than assessing the merits of five letters Gohmert and four GOP colleagues – including Rep. Michele Bachmann — wrote in June. The letters ask federal inspectors general to look at U.S. officials with alleged ties to the Muslim organization — most notably State Department Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin.
It seems pretty clear the likes of Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann – both of whom are fond of citing the Constitution – aren’t big fans of the religious tolerance enshrined within that document.
Bigotry is nasty business, and there’s a lot of nasty folks in the Republican Party right now.