Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) wants you to know about the national security threat written into the Constitution: Terrorist babies.
Last week, we told you that Gohmert warned America that the 14th Amendment — which guarantees that anyone born in the U.S. is a citizen — was allowing terrorist women to come to the U.S., have a baby, and:
And then they would turn back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. And then one day, twenty, thirty years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life. ‘Cause they figured out how stupid we are being in this country to allow our enemies to game our system, hurt our economy, get set up in a position to destroy our way of life.
In an interview on Fox Business News last night, Gohmert wanted to be clear that it’s not just a theory.
“Your theory is that we’re not only home growing terrorists,” said the host, Eric Bolling, “we’re actually experiencing situations where dangerous countries al Qaeda will send a pregnant woman over here, have a baby, and then start to train these babies to be terrorists, is that right?”
“Well, Eric, it’s not just a theory. It first came to my attention [when] some of us were traveling to the Middle East last August, a year ago. And a lady on the plane was telling one of our group that they were about to have their second granddaughter,” Gohmert said. “Her son-in-law was with Hamas. And [she said] that they were going to do with the second as they did with the first grandchild. Daughter is going to come to America right before it’s born on a tourist visa. Have the baby. They just like the option of having American citizens in the family.”
He went on:
“She added … ‘You know what the best part of it is, we don’t have to pay anything for the baby to be born!’”
You can also watch his original comments on the House floor:
An increasing number of people, mainly in right-wing and anti-immigrant circles, have become vocal about their views on the 14th Amendment, arguing that it either doesn’t apply to the children of illegal immigrants, or that it should be changed.