Louie Gohmert requires a violent rebellion if the election for Trump shouldn’t be overturned

A current member of Congress, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), called for a violent uprising if Donald Trump's presidential election is not overturned.

The disturbing but predictable comments from the GOP legislature come after a federal judge dismissed Gohmert's lawsuit to authorize Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the election.

"The bottom line is that the court says:" We're not going to touch this. You have no cure, ā€¯Gohmert whined on Newsmax. "Basically, the verdict would be that you have to take to the streets and be just as violent as Antifa and BLM."


Louie Gohmert on Newsmax: "But if that's the bottom line, the court says," We're not going to touch this. You have no cure "- basically the verdict would be that you have to take the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM."

– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 2, 2021

Of course, Rep. Gohmert has not stopped promoting violence. He also added a touch of deception, saying it will be "the end of our republic" if Joe Biden gets to become president after having the courage to win both the referendum and electoral college.


Gohmert says that if Congress does not reverse Trump's loss of the election, "it will mean the end of our republic, the end of the experiment in self-government."

– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 2, 2021

The Republican Party cannot be saved

If a Democratic member of Congress spat the kind of rhetoric that Louis Gohmert was using about the violent overthrow of the government, that legislature would be rightly forced to step down and never show his face again.

But in a GOP infected by Trumpism, that kind of dangerous congressional nonsense is a trait, not a bug. Promoting violence and undermining trust in American democracy has essentially become the current platform of the Republican Party.

A GOP that blows up people like Donald Trump and Louie Gohmert is not a political party that can be saved.

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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.

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