Rep. Trey Gowdy, Come On Down

We have a new entry into the contest for the title of the most ignorant, dishonest or crazy Republican in Congress, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina. In discussing the immigration bill just passed by the house on Fox News Sunday, he either revealed his cluelessness or lied:

“The 11 million is not a homogeneous group,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Immigration Subcommittee, said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “All of the 11 million don’t want citizenship. It would be curious to force it on those who don’t want it,” he added, noting that millions won’t be able to pass background checks.

Yes, that would be curious, wouldn’t it? Except it’s not even remotely true. In fact, the path to citizenship in the bill is really, really difficult and takes over a decade to get through. And no one is forced into it. And remember, this is the chairman of the immigration subcommittee. He either has no idea what he’s talking about or he’s flat out lying. I’d say this guy is one idiotic rape comment away from being a real contender.

12 comments on this post.
  1. Marcus Ranum:

    he either revealed his cluelessness or lied:

    That may not be an “or” statement. He may have revealed his cluelessness and lied.

  2. emc2:

    After we force citizenship on them we’re going to force them into a same-sex marriage.

    It would be curious to force it on those who don’t want it

    Think he feels the same way about the forced ultrasounds?

  3. Chiroptera:

    It would be curious to force it on those who don’t want it.

    Lol wtf?

    Yeah, and after forcing citizenship on them, the Supreme Court will force them to gay marry!

  4. Modusoperandi:

    The Senate bill passed the House? I thought the whole point of the House is that Senate things don’t pass it?

  5. Gvlgeologist, FCD:

    “He either has no idea what he’s talking about or he’s flat out lying.”

    Those statements are not mutually….

    Oh shoot, Marcus beat me to it.

    “Think he feels the same way about the forced ultrasounds?” – It would be wonderful to quote him then ask him that question, wouldn’t it?

  6. kantalope:

    The senate forced the bill down their throats — I believe is the correct terminology.

  7. matty1:

    OT the Gohmert and Solomon post doesn’t seem to be allowing comments

  8. matty1:

    I’ll dump this here in the meantime Re Gohmert spoke of “evolving of producing higher offspring that make the species higher and better.”

    My response – I’d like to say Gohmert is high enough already but sadly I think this is how his brain works without drugs.

  9. Modusoperandi:

    matty1, yes, but this page allows extra comments.

  10. Synfandel:

    Modusoperandi @4:

    I thought the whole point of the House is that Senate things don’t pass it?

    Exactly. It’s a system of checks and balances that’s supposed to ensure that neither house runs amok and passes legislation.

  11. John Pieret:

    I’m sorry, I thought that the official wingnut policy was to force every other nation to be like (their fantasy ot) us. So “forcing” people to be Americans is a problem how?

  12. Loqi:

    When discussing far right wingers, it can be safely assumed that “or”s are of the inclusive variety.

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