Democrat’s impeachment effort against President Donald Trump is closer to a “communist revolution” than “civil war,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) Thursday, Oct. 31, on SiriusXM’s “Breitbart News Tonight.”
“I was quoted earlier today saying on the House floor something about civil war,” Gohmert said. “Well, it’s not a civil war that Republicans are engaged in. It’s the Democrats, but what is a better description than civil war is actually … a communist revolution.”
After the two-year Mueller probe ended without evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and the Russian government, the House committees revisited aspects of the Mueller investigation while also launching new inquiries into the president’s business. Democrats now “look to narrow impeachment focus to Trump-Ukraine scandal,” reported Politico.
Gohmert is one of the vocal Republican opponents of the impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats. He has framed it as a “gross unfairness” that one party is able to nullify the 2016 presidential election. Gohmert said earlier the way House Democrats are handling the process was “about to push this country to a civl war.”
Discussing communism with host Rebecca Mansour, Gohmert said that left-wing ideology is founded on an illusion of humanity’s perfectibility through state power and hostility toward religion is central to communist ideology.
“Whittaker Chambers said, ‘If I had rejected only communism, I would have rejected only one political expression of the modern mind, the most logical, because the most brutal in enforcing the myth of man’s material perfectibility,'” he continued.
Gohmert noted that the “problem of communism is the problem of atheism” when recalling his time in the Soviet Union as an exchange student. He saw people were forced to display portraits of Vladimir Lenin in churches and other houses of worship instead of God’s.
The mandate nowadays still exists in China where Tibetans are forced to hang up portraits of Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Chinese Communist Party founder Mao Zedong in place of the images of the Dalai Lama, according to La Croix International.
Gohmert went on to clarify his comments regarding civil war, saying he doesn’t want a civil war and will “hope and pray that never happens.”
“I think it is better to characterize it as [a] communist revolution. That’s what they’re about, and whether you want to call it progressivism, socialism, communism, that’s what they’re about, and we’re already seeing … communism’s hatred of religion, and specifically Christianity. It’s a threat to what has always been an American way of life,” Gohmert concluded.