Louie Gohmert Accuses Obama Of Having Pro-Muslim Confidants. Really?

One bold U.S. Congressman has come forth with allegations that President Obama actively seeks advice from members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has had a history of broadcasting his sentiments on conspiracy theories involving the Muslim community.  However his latest claim on Obama is a bit outrageous and may give a bad rep for the GOP.

“He has advisers around him that do not have the same goal as he does. He has people around him giving advice who support the Muslim Brotherhood and who steer him in wrong directions,” Gohmert told the Daily Caller.

Gohmert continued his rant by arguing that government action in the Middle East can be directly attributed to his supposed Muslim ties.

“I think it’s born out that this administration believes that the best advice they can get on how to deal with radical Islam is to listen to people who happen to be in or have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. And it’s just not right,” Gohmert said.

Gohmert backs up on his claims by saying that prominent members of organizations such as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have been at the president’s disposal. In addition, ISNA leader Imam Magid has played an active role in the FBI and the State Department. However this hardly constitutes a valid correlation to Obama’s actions abroad in the Middle East.

Gohmert is not the first to announce suspicions of Obama’s relationship to the Muslim world. Former Saturday Night Live actress Victoria Jackson said she saw firsthand that the Muslim community has “infiltrated every part of our government.”

It comes as no surprise that these sentiments are coming from a member of the GOP. The bipartisan divide on nearly every issue addressed in Washington continues to deepen, and some Republicans such as Gohmert are pulling out all the stops to denounce the unfavorable president. If anything, these Muslim accusations display pure desperation. Until there is more concrete proof, this will serve as yet another mockery of the Republican Party.

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Shawna Gillen

Shawna is currently studying Political Science and Psychology at Marist College. She has a passion for politics and is an aspiring lawyer. In her spare time she likes to play club women's rugby, and contributes as the Co-News Editor for Marist's student newspaper.

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