Glenn has been quite vocal about his hope that Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will try to unseat Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) in the 2014 mid-term elections. And this morning on radio, Rep. Gohmert joined Glenn to talk about the partial government shutdown and his future plans.
“Let me say hello – let me try this out – to the Senator from Texas Louie Gohmert,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “You asked me if I prayed on it, and the answer is yes. So now I’m going to call you the Senator from Texas. Louie Gohmert. And I accept your acceptance… that you are probably too shy to give.”
Rep. Gohmert was among the Republican congressmen who went to the National Mall yesterday to escort a group of World War II veterans to the WWII memorial that was “closed” because of the partial government shutdown. He was at the Mall again this morning, when he called into the radio program.
“It means more than I think you would ever know that you would have that kind of faith in me,” Rep. Gohmert said. “ But wow, we’ve got Amazing Grace being sung here at the World War II memorial, and I am with a hundred or so veterans.”
Rep. Gohmert was back at the Mall today because the memorials were once again closed. He was there with his fellow congressmen to ensure the visiting veterans had the opportunity to pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters.
“They did close it back again today. They had the barricades, yellow tape across. And anyway, magically when all of the veterans showed up, there was not a Park Service person there to prevent anybody from moving the barricades like they did yesterday,” Rep. Gohmert explained. “All you can figure is that somebody intentionally did this to make it difficult for World War II veterans. Just to create pain. Just for political gain. And some reporter stuck a mic in my face and said, ‘Sen. Claire McCaskill says you are only doing this for politics.’ I went, ‘Are you kidding?’ This is for our veterans. Come on, if you want to get politics into this thing, that’s what closing this did.”
Glenn asked Rep. Gohmert if he had heard about the story involving House Speaker John Boehner and his backdoor schemes to ensure Congress was exempt from Obamacare. Though he had not yet heard the story, Rep. Gohmert made his position on the issue quite clear.
“Oh man. Well, I haven’t heard that. But I’ve already said, regardless, the American people don’t get subsidies. I’m not accepting anything,” he said emphatically. “I’ll pay my penalties, which come under Obamacare. I’m not doing that. It’s not right.”
As the 2014 mid-term elections approach, Glenn had a message for the Texas Representative:
“Congressman Gohmert, I will tell you that as you were talking just a few minutes ago, I got an answer to my prayer. And I just want you to know that I don’t think you should worry about money. We live in a time of miracles. If you would just continue to pray for your answer, if that’s the right thing for you to do. Don’t pray about the money. Pray about is this the right thing,” Glenn said in regards to a Senate run. “You are the guy. And it’s high time that we send a message to the Republicans that claim to be on the side of the Constitution and the Republic, and shut them down. Start to do the right thing, no matter who tells us that it can’t happen or we won’t win. As long as we’re on God’s side, who could stand against us?”