WASHINGTON—Expressing relief that the Republican can finally channel his long-held bigotry into wide-reaching legislative action, family of Texas congressman Louie Gohmert told reporters Wednesday they were glad he finally found an outlet for his racism. “It’s always hard to see someone you love wander aimlessly, which is why we were all so relieved when our Lou found a nice little community of white men his age in the U.S. House of Representatives who believe in their genetic superiority just like him,” said wife Kathy Gohmert, adding that she’s proud her three children could see their father deal with all his prejudices in a healthy way by putting those beliefs into fear-mongering and policymaking. “All his potential was going to waste, so it was a real joy for us when it finally contributed to something real, like using yesterday’s hearings to discredit the legitimate, well-documented threat of white nationalism. It was a long journey to get here, but ever since the Birther movement, his conspiracy theories about Middle East terror babies, and the paranoia he spread about the Muslim Brotherhood, he’s just been so, so much happier.” Family members added that they haven’t seen Gohmert this happy since he was threatening the well-being of minorities as a state district judge.
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