We are generally not fans by US Representative Louie Gohmert, but that could change. Last month he put an end to right-wing notions that it was antifa agents who stormed the United States Capitol saying it was “peaceful Americans” who backed former President Donald Trump , and this week the Texas congressman seems willing move heaven and earth to fight against climate change. During a subcommittee hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee, Gohmert linked the moon and Earth’s orbit to solar flares and global warming, before asking the obvious question. “Is there anything the National Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) can do to change the course of the moon’s orbit or the earth’s orbit around the sun?” Obviously that would have profound effects on our climate, âGohmert asked a puzzled official, who said she should get back to him on this. Of course, he misinformed that solar flares have a great effect on climate change compared to greenhouse gases produced by humans, but with Gohmert, it’s the thought that counts.
Officials may not be able to sway the skies, but they can rock an election, at least according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who said Trump would have lost the state if he hadn’t intervened. Speaking last week to Steve Bannon, who, unlike Paxton, was at least pardoned for his alleged crimes, the GA congratulated himself on blocking Harris County efforts to send ballots by correspondence to each registered voter. If he hadn’t, Paxton said, Texas “would have been one of those battlefield states where they counted the votes in Harris County for three days and Donald Trump would have lost the election.” . Paxton is facing a tough primary fight and could use Trump’s help, so you can’t fault him for faking some facts – which Trump actually lost, for example, or that it was about. a postal vote. applications not real ballots that county officials wanted to hand out – or for crudely speculating on how many more voters would have voted and for whom. We won’t rain on his parade, but we’ll just take his statement as Exhibit A to explain why Republicans don’t want to facilitate the vote.