The Republican rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, on Wednesday sought a congressional hearing to understand whether the U.S. Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management can move the moon’s orbit.
The question from Gohmert was then quickly spotted by Twitter users, making it a popular topic on the platform all day.
“I understand from what has been witnessed, Forest Service and BLM [Bureau of Land Management]”You would very much like to work on climate change,” Gohmert said as he questioned Forest Service Supervisor Jennifer Eberlien at the virtual hearing. I was informed by the former director of NASA that they have found out that the moon̵
BANE: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks if the forest service or BLM can change the orbit of the moon or the earth to combat climate change during a consultation of the house’s natural resources pic.twitter.com/yYiOyi2cMZ
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“And is there anything the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the moon’s orbit or the earth’s orbit around the sun?” continued the congressman. “They will obviously have profound effects on our climate.”
Eberlien replied, “I will have to follow up on you, Mr. Gohmert!”
In a smooth Twitter response to Gohmert’s question to Forest Supervisor, Democratic California Representative Ted Lieu replied, “I know the answer to the question by Rep. Louie Gohmert. Captain Marvel. She can change planetary orbits with her superpowers. I’m going to work on a two-party resolution asking for her help. ”
This is not the first time Gohmert has been ridiculed. In late May, the legislature, speaking on the floor of the House, said his standardized test result would likely “shock anyone who thinks he’s the dumbest guy in Congress.”