TX Rep. Louie Gohmert Warns of Terrorist Babies

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler.

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, isn't the only Texas congressman making headlines in Washington. Citing a "retired F.B.I. agent" as his source, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, said on the floor of Congress last week that terror cells are plotting to breed future terrorists inside the United States. 

"It appeared they would have young women who became pregnant [and] would get them into the United States to have a baby. They wouldn't even have to pay anything for the baby," Gohmert said. "And then they would return back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. And then one day, 20, 30 years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life."

Gohmert issued the warning in defense of Arizona's immigration law, which the Obama administration is planning to file suit over.

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