On June 24, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas took to the floor of the House to explain why the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution needs to be canceled so that people born in the USA can be stripped of their citizenship:
There are people coming into this country who want to destroy our way of life. I talked to a retired FBI agent who said that one of the things they are looking at are terrorist cells overseas which have figured out how to game our system. It appears they would have young women who would become pregnant. They would get them into the United States to have a baby, and they wouldn’t even have to pay anything for the baby. Then the babies would return back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. Then one day 20, 30 years down the road, they could be sent in to help destroy our way of life because they would have figured out how stupid we’ve been in this country to allow our enemies to game our system, to hurt our economy, to get set up in a position to destroy our way of life. Yet we won’t do anything about it.
Since then, although multiple people have asked Rep. Gohmert to name (even in private) this supposed retired FBI agent, he has refused to do so. Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has responded by stating there is no evidence of any terrorist baby plot.
For eight excruciating minutes this week, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Louie Gohmert to provide any evidence that anyone was arranging for terrorist mothers to birth Jihad babies on American soil. For eight excruciating minutes, Louie Gohmert refused to offer a single shred of evidence, other than his notion that the terrorists would have to be “stupid” not to have such a plan:
When a politician wants to cancel citizenship rights and redact the Constitution, when he’s making wild claims about flying terrorist Jihad babies of doom, he ought to provide evidence if he wants to be taken seriously. Is that too much to ask?