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Gohmert: Defund Iran Talks, Make a Deal Illegal

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It's not clear how Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) hopes to achieve this, but he appeared on Newsmax TV today and called for making an Iran deal illegal.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Friday said that Congress must use any means it has to stop a poor bargain between the U.S. and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear weapons program.

“Nearly every senator, nearly every member of Congress is so concerned about the ongoing well-being of Israel, we need to defund any effort, make it illegal, to go further on this deal with Iran,” Gohmert said on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum.”

Gohmert is not the first to float the idea of defunding diplomatic efforts. A group of Republican congressmen recently called on House leadership to eliminate funding for diplomats involved in negotiations.

We still don't know any concrete specifics about the deal being negotiated between Iran and other world powers including the United States, but I would say any deal is better than another war.

Unfortunately, Republicans don't share that view. It seems clear that any deal is a bad deal for them. A deal means there won't be a war, and Republicans love war the way Brick Tamland loves lamp.

Louie Gohmert briefly floated the idea of running for president yesterday, but our hopes and dreams were dashed when he clarified that he was joking.

Of course it was a joke even for that brief moment when he appeared to be serious.

  • muselet

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Louie Gohmert: head the size of a basketball, brain the size of a walnut.

    –alopecia

  • Username1016

    What about that John Bolton piece in the NYT the other day, in which he states that we need to bomb Iran lest they get a nuke? I looked for the comment section so that I could say, “Wow, you haven’t learned a goddam thing since 2003, have you?” but apparently no comments were allowed.

    What IS it with Republicans and war?

    • Christopher Foxx

      What IS it with Republicans and war?

      It’s how they prove their manhood. Sending other people off to die.

    • GrafZeppelin127

      What IS it with Republicans and war?

      For the answer, click in any text-entry field on your screen, hold down the “Shift” key on your keyboard, then press the number “4” key on the top row and hold it down for several seconds.

      • muselet

        For Righties, war also works better than Viagra. (Apologies for the image.)

        –alopecia

    • Hemidemisemiquaver

      War is profitable for the paymasters of the Republican Party. Companies such as Halliburton make billions and their mouthpieces, such as Bolton, make millions.