Far-right rabblerouser Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) scorched FBI headquarters in a bizarre attack on the floor of the House, comparing it to the sex-drenched and sin-plagued biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
He referred to mysterious “sexual improprieties” and “sexual harassment” at the bureau that he claimed he had learned about from mysterious — and unnamed — “whistleblower” complaints numbering in the “double digits.”
“It sounds like Sodom and Gomorrah up there,” Gohmert said Thursday. “We got complaints this week about sexual harassment, about sexual improprieties on the top floor, the seventh floor where the headquarters is, of the FBI, and all the favors and all the intimidation that goes along with sexual improprieties.”
In the Old Testament of he Bible God destroyed the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah for the wild residents’ shameless, sinful behavior.
Gohmert oddly attacked the FBI as he raged against anti-trust measures aimed at tech giants. The FBI and the Department of Justice, who would enforce the measures, “are the last people that we need to trust with reining in Big Tech,” he declared, without providing any further details.
Gohmert also compared the FBI to Adolf Hitler’s “gestapo.”
The FBI could not immediately be reached for comment.
Gohmert’s attack was just the latest against the FBI by yet another member of the once self-described “law and order” party. Former President Donald Trump in August called the bureau a “criminal enterprise,” “corrupt,” “seditious” and “abusive.” That was after FBI agents seized several boxes of White House documents, including classified and even top secret information, that Trump had stashed at Mar-a-Lago.
Gohmert is leaving Congress in January after 17 years in the House. He skipped reelection to run — unsuccessfully — for Texas attorney general.