Louie Gohmert says Obama won't "protect women" from "hundreds of thousands" of "criminal aliens"

The Tea Party hero says the real war on women is being waged by sexually predatory immigrants

Published July 16, 2014 3:03PM (EDT)

Louie Gohmert                         (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Louie Gohmert (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert — who, just by the way, was once a judgerailed against the Obama administration for failing to protect American women from the lecherous advances of the "criminal alien" hordes.

This — and not the Republican Party's national campaign to criminalize abortion, restrict access to contraception and fight against measures intended to close the wage gape between the sexes — Gohmert said, was the real war on women.

"Our continued existence is at risk with what’s going on at the southern border," Gohmert proclaimed. He blasted the White House for "actually assist[ing] the criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals" by neglecting to adequately enforce America's laws against illegal immigration.

Gohmert then claimed that "criminal aliens" were responsible for 2,993 homicides in the past six years — as well as 7,695 sexual assaults. (Reminder: There are well over 300 million people living in the United States currently.)

"You want to talk about a war on women?" Gohmert bellowed. "This administration will not defend the women of America from criminal aliens! By the thousands — and hundreds of thousands!”

"[W]e know people are coming in by the hundreds of thousands illegally," Gohmert continued. "And this administration wants to talk about other people having a war on women when they will not defend the women that are being sexually assaulted by illegal aliens in this country!"

Earlier this year, Louie Gohmert, champion of women's rights, argued that poor women are "lured" (like children or some form of prey) into relying on the government.

You can watch Gohmert castigate the White House for ignoring the true threat to women below:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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