Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Louie Gohmert Argued That Immigrant Children Could Be Used As An Elaborate Plot By Terrorists To Weaken The American Economy. According to a floor speech by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), “We owe it to Arizona and the people of the United States to enforce the borders. There are people coming into the country who want to destroy our way of life. I talked to a retired FBI agent who said that one of the things they were looking at were terrorist cells overseas who had figured out how to game our system. And it appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant, would get them into the United States to have a baby. They wouldn’t even have to pay anything for the baby. And then they would turn back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists.  And then one day, twenty…thirty years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life. Because they figured out how stupid we are being in this country to allow our enemies to game our system, hurt our economy, get setup in a position to destroy our way of life, and we won’t do anything about it – we’ll even sue a state that tries to do anything about it.” [Gohmert Floor Speech, 6/24/10]

Rep. Gohmert Claimed Al Qaeda Is Training Terrorists To “Act Like Hispanic.” According to Politico, “Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert alleged Wednesday that Al Qaeda operatives were being taught to “act like Hispanic” and cross the border illegally into the United States. ‘We know Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border,’ Gohmert said on C-SPAN. ‘We know people are being trained to come in and act like Hispanic when they’re radical Islamists. We know these things are happening. It’s just insane not to protect ourselves.’ A Gohmert spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for evidence supporting Gohmert’s claims.” [Politico, 4/17/13]