In this disturbing clip, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) gave a bizarre, rambling speech on the House floor that ended with the implication that President Obama is aiding and abetting terrorists- because the President is looking to achieve a lasting, substantial two-state peace settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Gohmert asks “If the United States says, ‘Here, Palestinian terrorist groups, we want to provide you the vehicle to have a powerful place right in the middle, a huge section of Israel. We want to give you that place, and you have made clear, we know you have made clear, once you are there, you are going to wipe out Israel,’ does that make the United States’ leaders that facilitate that, does that make them accessories? I am just asking.”
He’s just asking if the President of the United States is a terrorist for attempting to stand up for the Palestinian people and ensure that they have some form of self-rule and self-determination to forge their own future, protected from the encroachment of Israeli settlements and the harsh pressure of the IDF. While Israel’s protection is a critical issue, the Palestinians have just as much right to live their lives in peace and safety.
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