GOP Congressman Says John McCain Was Responsible For The Benghazi Terror Attacks

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) accused Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Wednesday of  complicity in the attacks in Benghazi, Libya last year which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the late Ambassador Chris Stevens, while on right wing radio host Frank Gaffney’s show.










Gaffney described the Senator’s trip as  “hobnobbing with Jihadists.” He then pondered whether “we’re going to get a proper investigation of the Benghazi-Gate scandal,” a “scandal” Gaffney said he believes “Sen. McCain’s bad advice got us into.”

Gohmert promptly agreed that McCain is to blame for Benghazi because McCain supported and advocated for the U.S. led war in Libya that ultimately helped Libyan rebels oust Muammar Qaddafi”, Think Progress reports.


Gohmert said, “Yeah and then we know if it had not been for Sen. McCain and President Obama being for what we knew at the time included al-Qaeda in the rebel forces then we would still have a U.S. ambassador and three others alive today because Benghazi would not have happened. But by giving power to the rebel forces that included al Qaeda that brought that whole mess about and helped create problems in Tunisia and Algeria. So I’m not sure what to think about his going to Syria. If history is any lesson the people he met with he wants us to help should be very careful about what Sen. McCain’s support could mean for them.”

Aside from Gohmert’s asparagus issues, is he for realsies?

More at Think Progress. 

  • Paul Browne

    Just when I think Gohmert can’t say anything more preposterous than his last looney-tunes comment, he always outdoes himself.

    A walking, talking gene pool disaster.

  • KCMOfan

    Hey Bachmann! Take this Looney Tune with you!

  • alwaysthink

    Not so fast, maybe he saw the picture of McCain and Miss Lindsey paling around in Libya just before Benghazi. Speculation was that they may have been trying to buy arms to ship to Syria.

    • Wingnuts

      yeah , speculation tells me if your a politician you don’t just walk around in public buying guns.

    • ComGen

      ” may have been trying to buy arms to ship to Syria ”

      Old habits are hard to break: Iran-Contra, Arms-for-Hostages Scandal

      John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair. McCain served on the advisory board to the U.S. chapter of an international group linked to ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. —

      ( I know ! linking anyway )

      • Nomad

        Back in 1998, McCain was one of the co-sponsors of the Iraq Liberation Act, which mandated support of opposition groups in the view of regime change. One of the major beneficiaries of this policy was the Iraqi National Congress, a London-based exile group headed by Ahmed Chalabi. The CIA had second thoughts about supporting Chalabi but due to the Act, Mr. Chalabi’s group received almost $33 million from the U.S. State Department Suddenly,l American officials found financial improprieties and ended the arrangement.

        Later, McCain was asked whether he had any hindsight regrets, he said no. But hindsight wasn’t really necessary since the Israeli press was in 1999 already calling out Chalabi as a con man and was accusing him of making secret deals with the Iranians while making nice to the Americans for cash.

        McCain has proved time and time again that he is completely unable to judge character but more than willing to provide practically anybody with heavy arms. Of course, a review of McCain’s foreign policy statement reveals there is probably no one politician today who has been so wrong so often.

        • juicyfruityyy

          McInsane, does receive a nice payback from the NRA. I question his thoughts and don’t trust just his judgement. He should not be allowed to make any decisions.

    • juicyfruityyy

      It wouldn’t surprise me if McInsane and Driving Miss LinSee was doing just that, arming Syria.

  • Charlotte Rowe

    ….and let the games begin! My, oh my we should all have our phone cameras at the ready, this will be too fun not to record.

  • MaeMay

    Idiots never shut up..

  • JoeMillwood

    Every time this assclown opens his mouth, all I hear is “Do wacka do wacka do, do wacka do wacka do.”

  • Sally

    Does Gohmert know McCain is one of his? I’d say the GOP is responsible of Benghazi because they pulled funds for embassy security, and I’d bet Goober voted for that too. So Louis, when will you hold a hearing for yourself?

  • Nomad

    Oh, this is great news. Perhaps Gohmert could be tempted in to launching an investigation is who in the State department gave McCain authorization to enter into Syria in the first place. (Calling Issa to the Obama impeachment operating room.. STAT!)

    Personally I find this whole McCain trip and the WH reaction totally implausible. While average Americans are strongly advised by the State department not to enter in a dangerous war zone (where the battle lines are constantly changing and the true nature of the rebels are unclear) for some reason, nobody bothered to warn/discourage/etc. McCain, a top-ranking Senator? The WH spokesman said they were aware in advance McCain was going. Going to Turkey .. or that he was planning to slip across the border? They said members of Congress are free to travel abroad.. but into a country engaged in a bloody civil war??


    How would Senator McCain being held hostage (by either side) have affected Obama’s hands-off policy in Syria. According to reports, amazingly McCain ended up getting himself photographed standing beside some shady characters who had already been accused of kidnapping. Rachel Maddow reported that anyway.

    Meanwhile, as McCain is traipsing around Syria, advocating sending guns to rebels, Secretary of State Kerry was meeting with the Russian foreign minister to work out some kind of sensible plan. Never mind, that the Russians have repeatedly stated that any arming of rebels would violate international law. So let’s find out who gave McCain went with the blessing of the State department, then who gave it?
    If on the other hand, McCain went on his own volition then why shouldn’t there be an investigation since the Logan Act forbids private citizens from carrying out foreign policy without authorization? That authority belongs not to Congress but to the executive branch.

    So, go for it, Louie!

    • juicyfruityyy

      They do need to do an investigation. But they would prefer to blame the President. I prefer that the investigation be done while he sits in jail. Since the Re-thugs, are slow on allowing the courts to be filled with Judges. I hope that he enjoy his long stay.

  • Turn Ky Blue

    “Louie” Poster Boy For The 21st Century GOP

  • Milton Findley

    Michelle Bachmann’s replacement looks like he will out do her in terms of guano production.

  • Jose Sellman

    Well, Gohmert isn’t that far off. The reality of it was the GOP itself was responsible because they voted time and time again to cut security spending for embassies. Want to read about it? Google the name
    Jason Chaffetz and start reading.

    • Sadie Girl

      Yep and Chaffetz went over there after the embassy was terrorized and made sure that guy in charge (Hicks)would not speak to anyone else .The Government’s Attorney was shut out of meeting when they went to Libya. Who knows maybe they planned the whole thing .CIA was owner of that consulate.

      • Rhondayes

        There’s a group of old glory hound warhawks reliving the “good old days” when they ruled. This President is not feeding their need to make money off the war or center them for greatness. They just can’t accept that their best days are behind them. These people are now at their most dangerous to America.

  • auctorati

    The mad scramble for the recently vacated throne of the TP’s has begun. Its like “Game of Thrones” for the illiterate.

  • Susan Keeping

    So many people seem to have gotten a career out of constantly talking about Benghazi…

  • Cosmic_Surfer

    Louis Gohmert – trying to fill the vacuum in the insanity droning left by Bachmann even before she leaves. Now that really is showing initiative, Louis.

  • RU_Kidding

    I think we have a serious contender for Michelle Bachmann’s scepter of: “Most Bat-shit Crazy” Congrats Louie-screwy!

  • Carol Wright

    Benghazigate? Do not these rightwingers realize that the ultimate of all scandals was a Republican, Nixon, Watergate? And it was a real cloak and dagger slimy breakin affair. Really. And they use the term “gate” to indicate the degree of scandal? How many investigations do these people want. The more they investigate and really can’t hang their hat on something truly wrong…the more they accuse of coverup. Like they accuse Obama of a tyranny he does not impose, but surely he is going to.

  • JamesPiekko1

    Makes sense that rino would do something like this. He should have been tossed out of the party when he cost Sarah Palin her birthright.

    • juicyfruityyy

      Your Queen, needs to join him in jail. The world would rejoice!

    • Rhondayes

      HER BIRTHRIGHT? Put down the pipe you old delusional coot! Are you kidding me and are you for real?! Her birthright was learning how to walk on two feet forward. Everything after that was a bonus.
      No wonder you people are laughed at and clowned. Mitt and Ann Romney thought the presidency was his birthright and his turn. He got his ass shellacked by the same guy, now sitting in the White House. You just know they feel humiliated, because of their belief in his “birthright” and the fact that he had his ass handed to him, by a person they don’t consider and equal or a person according to their faith.

    • shivabeach

      LOL! Ester to the rescur!

  • andy

    Has anyone noticed that gomer resembles hitler? i just noticed the resemblance in the photo of him with the shadow of his nose on his thin upper lip. thin upper lips are a well known marker for psychopathy.

  • Michael D. Rich

    This trash is in Texas…home of the ‘Dolt-in-Chief’ Rick Perry…makes America ashamed of these comforters to the enemy… just another tea bagger that is nothing more than a lunatic…

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Perhaps the Texans who voted for Gohmert have a slogan:
    “We’re all here because we’re not all there”….;-)

  • iseegreyhounds

    Gotta love it when they turn on each other… pure entertainment.

  • juicyfruityyy

    McInsane, needs to be arrested and jailed in Syria. I doubt if very many US citizens will fight to get him out. That includes, his wife. For some reason, he still think that he is playing with his G. I. Joe toys.

  • Cheyenne

    Screwy Louie rides again!

  • fratdawgg23

    Gohmert empties his colostomy bag of opinions once again.

    • Grams

      I love that!

  • shivabeach

    Somebody get this man a napkin, they eating each other!

    • Anomaly

      Slowly they turn, step by step…on each other.

  • RebelWithCause

    This article has so many typos! They quote Gohmert as Gaffney. Don’t they proofread these things. But it is funny seeing these morons turn on each other.