At Least He’s Not Your COVIDiot Representative

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Jake Sherman reports for Politico:

Rep. Louie Gohmert — a Texas Republican who has been walking around the Capitol without a mask — has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple sources.

Gohmert was scheduled to fly to Texas on Wednesday morning with President Donald Trump and tested positive in a pre-screen at the White House. The eighth-term Republican told CNN last month that he was not wearing a mask because he was being tested regularly for the coronavirus.

“[I]f I get it,” he told CNN in June, “you’ll never see me without a mask.”

But in a video interview today, GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert of Crazypants, Texas was not wearing a mask–and had this to say about having been made against his freedom-loving American will to wear one occasionally in previous weeks in the course of his duties:

GOHMERT: I can’t help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place that if I might have put some of the virus under the mask and breathed it in. [Pols emphasis]

After the news broke that Rep. Gohmert’s cavalier attitude about protecting himself and those in his orbit from catching COVID-19 had resulted in…well, what any sane person would have expected to happen, Gohmert catching COVID, a member of Gohmert’s staff sent this exasperated message to Sherman:

What an amazing work environment! Everyone has to come into the office and keep masks off so America looks “open”–and when the boss gets COVID, the staff finds out about it in a news story. We can’t imagine why the staff would rat Rep. Gohmert out to a reporter.

Politicians and bosses of America, this is how turnover happens.

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  1. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Well, let’s hope that the virus that got under his mask makes him very ill.
    Deathly ill.

    30JUL2020 update
    Hopefully, Louie will follow the same path as Herman Cain.

  2. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    I must not laugh about Louie Gohmert getting COVID (998)

    I must not laugh about Louie Gohmert getting COVID (999)

    I must not laugh about…

    Tee hee, haha, ho ho, har dee har har 

    Dammit.

    I must not laugh about Louie Gohmert getting COVID (1)

    I must not…

     

    • lilyflower says:

      Add me to that. I don't want anyone to suffer but it is hard not to laugh.

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      Maybe we can take turns writing out the 1000 lines ….

      "In a video that he appeared to have filmed from his Capitol Hill office after his diagnosis, Gohmert said he was tested twice at the White House and that both tests came back positive."

      The only detail NOT in this coverage which I thought was particularly interesting — "Gohmert is among the dozens of House members who sleep in their offices when in Washington, according to the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, and some of his colleagues voiced concern Wednesday that the lawmaker may continue to do so even after contracting covid-19."

  3. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    Kudos to Louie mandating the "no coronavirus to see here" workplace environment to boot. Texas sized dumbassery at its best.

  4. joejoe says:

    He has long been known as, well, not the sharpest tack (even in his district!)…… maybe 5-10 percentile………..

    and yet his people LOVE him!

  5. Here's hoping his name enters our vocabulary. "Don't be such a gohmert."

  6. 2Jung2Die2Jung2Die says:

    Y'all worry too much. Gohmert Pyle's just going to take hydroxychloroquine and every little thing's gonna be alright!

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