The Texas congressman who first brought up the "terror baby" claims on the U.S. House floor isn't taking too kindly to being challenged about it. U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, spent most of his Thursday night appearance on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 yelling at the host for quizzing him about his sources.
Gohmert and state Rep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, both claim there's an elaborate plot afoot: that terrorists are having babies born of immigrants in the U.S. — to gain citizenship — later train to launch attacks as adults. Both cite unnamed "former F.B.I. officials" as sources.
"You're attacking the messenger! Anderson, you're better than this, you used to be good ... you used to find that there was a problem and go after it," said Gohmert. "You listen. This is a problem. If you spent as much time looking for evidence as you've spent belittling me, you've spent this whole week belittling me."
This post really can't do the video justice. Watch for yourself.
The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one.
Texas Tribune donors or members may be quoted or mentioned in our stories, or may be the subject of them. For a complete list of contributors, click here.