The good news is a Republican U.S. Congressman appears to believe climate change is real and can be fixed. The bad news is he thinks the federal government can somehow alter the orbit of the moon – or the earth – to do so.
“Is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM [Bureau of Land Management] can do to change the course of the moon’s orbit or the Earth’s orbit?” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked Jennifer Eberlien, the Associate Deputy Chief at the U.S. Forest Service, as the Daily Dot reports. “Obviously that would have profound effects on our climate.”
His “profound effects” remark seemed to be an afterthought.
For those who will say the Congressman from Texas was just kidding, he began his query by saying, “I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA that they’ve found the moon’s orbit is changing slightly and so is the earth’s orbit around the sun. We know there’s been significant solar flare activity.”
Eberlien politely did her best to hold back a guffaw, replying, “I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert.”
“Yeah, well if you figure out a way that you and the Forest Service can make that change, I’d like to know,” Gohmert said.
ORBITS: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change during a House Natural Resources hearing pic.twitter.com/yYiOyi2cMZ
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 8, 2021
The San Antonio Current adds that Congressman Gohmert has a history of “making a litany of fascinating scientific observations.”
Anyone remember when he said climate change was great because it helps plants grow, that the Alaskan pipeline aided the sex lives of caribou or that he didn’t need a mask during the pandemic because he was regularly tested for the coronavirus? (That last experiment apparently didn’t play out so well, since Gohmert later contracted COVID-19.)
Meanwhile, we here at NCRM will always remember the Congressman from Texas for coining the phrase “terror babies.”
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
- 'BAD FAITH ACTOR'2 days ago
‘These Are Different Countries’: Rubio Again Embarrasses Himself by Doubling Down on False Attack of Defense Secretary
- 'WORSE THAN NOTHING'3 days ago
‘Basically Outlaws Responding to This Pandemic’: Texans Blast Abbott for New ‘Right to Infect’ Order
- News2 days ago
Trump Smears Capitol Cops With Misogynistic Slur: Report
- 'CRIMINAL INTENT'2 days ago
‘Planning to Foment a Coup’: Legal Experts Say Trump Pressuring DOJ Shows ‘Intent to Overthrow Government’
- News2 days ago
‘Smoking Gun’: Nicolle Wallace Says New Evidence Spells Trouble for Trump and ‘Coup Accomplices’
- 'HE'S SET UP A SHADOW GOVERNMENT'1 day ago
‘Seditious Conspiracy’: Trump Critics Stunned After Mark Meadows Mentions ‘Cabinet’ Meetings at Bedminster
- VANITY PROJECT2 days ago
DeSantis Spending $3.6 Million of Florida Taxpayers’ Money to Send Checks With Governor’s Logo to Cops and Teachers
- BREAKING NEWS2 days ago
Oversight Committee Releases DOJ Official’s Handwritten Notes Quoting Trump Demanding They Help Overturn Election