Following the massacre of at least 49 Muslims in Christchurch, an Australian senator hopped in to declare that “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.” That didn’t go over so well outside the community of white supremacists.
Not wanting to be left out, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert rushed out his own press release.
“There are courts, dispute resolutions, and legislatures to resolve controversies – there is no place for cold blooded murders. Though New Zealand does not have the death penalty, hopefully its people, through their justice system, will send the message loudly and clearly that such barbarity from anyone will not be tolerated.”
So, Louie Gohmert’s first reaction to the death of 49 people is wishing for more death. That’s good to know … but it’s that first sentence that’s the real winner.
The only “dispute” that was being resolved by the shooter in New Zealand was that there were Muslims in the country where he lived. What that first sentence from Gohmert says is that, if you happen to be a violent white nationalist, and you have a concern about there being non-white people in your community, you shouldn’t shoot people. Or at least, not right away. Not when you have white nationalist legislators willing to take up your cause. Why not first see if you can get a judge or, hey, maybe a congressman to help you kick out those “invaders”?
This has been an announcement of the Louie Gohmert Policy Center.