Speaker of the House Paul Ryan advised Republicans to run away from candidate Donald Trump before the election in order to save themselves and hold a future-President Hillary Clinton accountable, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas revealed in an exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller New Foundation.
“Are you crazy? We haven’t held anyone accountable. You haven’t even let us hold the IRS commissioner accountable [for using government power to harm President Obama’s political adversaries],” an astonished Gohmert said to the speaker on a call.
Gohmert told TheDCNF he speaks so courageously because he wants the party to succeed and is appreciative of the prayers sustaining him. He struggles to find joy as he watches government leaders run from doing what is best for the nation at this critical time.
“We don’t want to go down in history as the generation that was fine with making the future for our kids much worse than we had it,” he said.
Gohmert added “there’s hope” for the future after the Republican disunity on display when Congress sought to repeal Obamacare, “but we have to make our case. We can’t let whoever gives millions of dollars dictate what we’re going to do, and not do, like has been going on.”
Commenting on the aftermath of the Sanders supporter shooting Republicans practicing for a baseball game, he said he was surprised by the Republican reaction, but not the Democrats’ response.
Democrats, he said, refused to acknowledge “the hate we’ve stirred up, the violence we’ve demanded,” but wanted to focus on “the gun.”
Republicans seem inclined to beef up their own protection as public officials, but Gohmert saw that it was guns, used by those trained to use them, that saved lives. Gohmert thinks the Republican leadership needs to step up and allow national reciprocity for concealed carry so people can protect themselves. “Stop forcing us to be sitting ducks,” he said.
He also spoke of the Mueller investigation about so-called Russian collusion, and endorses the call by some of his House Freedom Caucus colleagues for another special counsel to investigate Mueller and former FBI Director Comey. He calls Mueller “a mean, vindictive guy” who is looking for Republican scalps.