Rep. Louie Gohmert / Photo by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons
By Jared Holt / 11.17.2017
Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas told former White House strategist and Breitbart News mogul Steve Bannon that accusations coming forward about Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly making sexual advances on teenage girls were part of a hit job designed to take out Bannon.
This morning, Bannon asked Gohmert if he believed the allegations against Moore were a “weaponized hit from the Republican establishment.” Gohmert said that a discussion with a conservative journalist about how Moore being defeated could hurt Bannon’s ability to recruit candidates for future elections made him realize the allegations were targeted at Bannon.
“This wasn’t just to take out Moore, this was to take out Bannon. Holy cow. You bet. That’s what really makes sense,” Gohmert said.
“Republican establishment, like you were just saying before I came on, they would rather have an establishment Democrat and lose the majority than have somebody like Roy Moore or me or others like Tim Huelskamp that they are not going to be able to control,” Gohmert said. “It really is sad what we do to our own party.”