"Gohmert Says FBI ‘Stonewalled’ On Shooter Profile To Avoid ‘Embarrassing’ Obama’s Constituents"
Yesterday morning, FBI representatives briefed House Republicans on the tragic shooting in Tucson. Unsatisfied with the level of detail provided by the FBI, the ever-hyperbolic Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) took the divisive fingerpointing to an absurd level. Believing the FBI was “stonewalling” him on its profile of gunman Jared Lee Loughner, Gohmert suggested the FBI was playing politics to avoid admitting Loughner’s “a liberal” and “embarrassing” President Obama’s liberal supporters:
“It may be if the things he was reading, that he’s a liberal, hates the flag, supports Marx, if those type of things turn out to be true, then it may be embarrassing to the current administration’s constituents, and heaven help us we wouldn’t want to embarrass the president’s constituents,” Gohmert said.[…]
“You could tell us a personality profile: what this guy believes in, what he doesn’t,” he said. “I’ve been part of a prosecution, I’ve been a prosecutor, I’ve been a judge. I know what they can do, and they’ve stonewalled on being specific.“
Joining the company of fellow conspiracists Newt Gingrich, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and Tucson Tea Party founder Trent Humphries, Gohmert is not only insisting that Loughner’s left-wing allegiance is a foregone conclusion but implying that the FBI is involved in “an elaborate partisan ruse, orchestrated by Democrats, the White House, and Justice Department” in order to cover it up. But should anyone like Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik express concern regarding his preferred right-wing hyperbole, Gohmert says he can just “tone down his rhetoric.” But at least Gohmert is consistent in his paranoia. Fearful “to walk home from the Capitol,” Gohmert is drafting a 535-person exception to Washington’s gun ban to “deter” people from “attacking members.”