Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Accuses Attorney General of Siding with Boston Bombers

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On Tuesday, Republican congressman Gohmert of East Texas went on Glenn Beck's radio show and made a shocking remark about Attorney General Eric Holder's handling of the Boston bombing:

Think about it, when your attorney general spent more of his legal career helping terrorists than defending the country, then you know we all have certain biases and lean certain ways…[The administration] know who's in there advising them, either they lie under oath or they do know the extent of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into our government.”

All because the suspect, an American citizen, was read his Miranda rights.

Read more below the jump.Flat out crazy. The Department of Justice is prosecuting the remaining suspect and made three more arrests today. As ThinkProgress notes:

This suggestion that the Obama Administration is somehow soft on terrorism is hard to square with the administration's policies, especially since they've been widely criticized for erring too far in the opposite direction. Among other things, the FBI under Obama and Holder implemented a controversial interpretation of suspected terrorists' Miranda rights that they invoked to delay Mirandizing Tsarnaev. The head of the ACLU labeled this interpretation of Miranda “un-American.”

Gohmert, considered by some to be the dumbest member of Congress, has been particularly awful since the bombings happened. Earlier this week, Gohmert suggested (without any evidence) that the Muslim Brotherhood is guiding the DOJ's investigation into the bombings. He also said that President Obama's “political correctness” lead to the bombings. Right after the bombings happened, Gohmert pushed for more relaxed gun laws. Perhaps craziest of all, he attacked the immigration bill in light of the bombings, saying that “radical Islamists…are trained to act Hispanic.” With no evidence, of course.

Gohmert's pile of hateful remarks pulled out of thin air is utterly shameful. Residents of the first congressional district should throw him out of Congress as soon as possible.


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Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.

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