Please Call Congressman Louie Gohmert

The Honorable Representative Louie Gohmert is prone to confusion. Again and again, he says things that just aren’t true. And he just demonstrated his lack of mental clarity in this conversation with ThinkProgress:

THINKPROGRESS: Where do you stand on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act?

GOHMERT: I’m not aware of exactly which one you’re talking about

THINKPROGRESS: It would protect LGBT workers from being fired due to their sexual orientation.

GOHMERT: Who wants to go talking about sexual orientation when they’re working? Good grief.

Apparently the Honorable Representative Gohmert has forgotten this bit on his official government web page:

Today, he and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters.

Surely the Honorable Representative is no hypocrite. This must be another instance of his confusion taking hold. I suggest we call his offices and ask him to remove this bit of information that (“Good grief”) he himself would find offensive if he knew it was there.

I’ve already called both his offices. To paraphrase the conversation:

Me: I’d like to ask that the Congressman remove all references to his wife from his official website.

Them: His wife?

Me: Yes. He says that sexual orientation shouldn’t be discussed in the workplace, so he should start by removing all references to his own orientation from official communication.

Them: Okaaaay. I’ll pass that on.

His staff were quite pleasant to me, and I suggest offering them the same courtesy in return. Here are his numbers:

Washington D.C. office: (202) 225-3035

Tyler, Texas office: (903) 561-6349

We owe the Honorable Representative every assistance, given the intellectual demands of his duties and apparent ability to carry them out.


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