ETX lawmaker ranked #1 most quoted congressman in U.S.
POSTED: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 5:46pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 10:23am
TYLER, TEXAS (KETK) — You know him well, you see him often, he's been on almost every political talk show and national news network in America;Texas Repulican congressman Louie Gohmert has now earned a top ranking as number one in the 'Most Quoteable Congress members in the U.S.' according to Roll Call: http://blogs.rollcall.com/goppers/10-most-quotable-members-of-congress/
In an interview at the KETK Studio on Monday the Republican congressman commented on how he felt about his 'top' ranking saying, he's a Texan and Texan's are very outspoken. Gohmert also said, "I know since 1960 television became so important that we're not going to have another bald headed president, so I don't worry about that, and a lot of guys really have in the back of their mind 'well I don't want to say something that will hurt my chances of becoming president'— and I don't have to worry about that so I can just call them like I see them."
His can-do and 'can-say' attitude has plasterd this politcal figure all over headlines, articles and news networks but Gohmert Tells KETK he can take jabs from left-wing blogs, but he only speaks the truth.
(To hear some memorable quotes from Congressman Gohmert watch the video above)
1. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas
Gohmert can’t help but make news. Every week, as one of the last matters of House business, the Texas Republican has “Gohmert hour” — a 60-minute floor speech that is a goldmine for bizarre quotes. On July 25, for example, Gohmert hour included a story about the possible identification of marijuana dealers through stolen potato chips and an assertion that ”the Muslim Brotherhood has profound influence in this country, and in this administration and in this government.”
In 2010, Gohmert had a heated exchange with CNN host Anderson Cooper over ”terror babies” — a theoretical plot where terrorist networks send pregnant women to the United States so the child can freely enter and exit the country and later use their citizenship to return and attack the United States.
Gohmert also raised eyebrows when he told C-SPAN viewers earlier this year that “we know that people that are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanic [sic] when they are radical Islamists.”
Rollcall.com contributed to this article.