Rep. Gohmert Slams Democrats: What Does This Committee Do About the Abuses, the Attempted Coup?
GOHMERT: "Thank you. I’m really hearing mourning for a once great Judiciary Committee. I know, my first term in '05 and '06 I saw our current chairman as a champion for privacy rights, for civil rights, for Fourth Amendment rights, Fifth Amendment rights, and something dramatically has changed over the years. There was concern back then about too much power through the FISA courts, through the PATRIOT Act, and we shared a number of those concerns. And now this committee’s majority is on the wrong side of a very important historic time. We’ve never had the intelligence community, the FBI, people at the top of the DOJ abusing their powers to create a case against a president where there was none, where assets were actually used to try to set up members of the Trump campaign, when there was no case, to try to create a case. We ought to be all over that. We ought to be demanding answers from the FISA judge or judges who were either A, content to have fraud committed against their courts or were complicit. Maybe it was Peter Strzok’s buddy that he bragged about in his text that was going to the FISA judge that signed warrants where there was no probable cause of anything. This was an attempted coup and history is bringing that into focus more and more clearly. And what does this committee do about the abuses, the attempted coup? It comes in and decides we are going to go after the attorney general who is trying to clean up the mess. Christopher Wray sure hasn’t. Instead of asking from the intel community let us see the 100 percent certain proof you have that Hillary Clinton’s personal server was hacked by China, no, he covers it up and says we still haven’t seen it. Well, they haven’t asked to see it. There is a disaster that has occurred in our justice system and this committee has oversight responsibilities and we are abusing those.”