Louie Gohmert just asks questions.
Questions like, can the US government possibly change the Earth’s orbit around the sun? Wait what?
Let’s take a moment back. The issue of eyebrows came up during a hearing on the house’s natural resources on Tuesday. The Republican congressman in Texas pointed to the United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which worked to combat the climate crisis, before asking about a fairly new way of tackling the warming planet, something he has previously argued is actually a good thing.
“Is there anything the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the moon’s orbit or the earth̵
It is unclear exactly what impact Mr Gohmert was referring to. His question blunted Jennifer Eberlein, assistant deputy director of Forest Service, to whom Mr Gohmert addressed his question.
“I have to follow up on you, Mr Gohmert,” she said with a smile after a long pause.
Sir. Gohmert did not skip a beat. “Well, if you find out how you in the forest service can make that change, I want to know,” he said.
It was not the first time Mr Gohmert, a longtime climate denier and troll on the subject, turned his focus to the moon. Last month, the congressman appeared on Fox News, making a similar comment about Earth and the moon, arguing against the need to fight global warming.
Twitter users were quick to pile on Mr Gohmert over his latest galactic gaffe: