- Rep. Louie Gohmert Attacks John McCain for Supporting al-Qaeda!
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said Sen. John McCain “supported al-Qaeda” at a Values Voter Summit held in Washington during the week of Oct. 7, The Hill reported on Oct. 16.
Gohmert said, “Over in the Middle East, we talk to allies and they wonder which one of us are going to be the next ones that you throw under the bus… I just heard … some senator from Arizona — a guy that liked [former Libyan dictator Moammar] Gadhafi before he wanted to bomb him; a guy that liked [former Egyptian strongman Hosni] Mubarak before he wanted him out; a guy that’s been to Syria and supported al-Qaeda and the rebels…”
“But it’s not the first time he’s [Gohmert] has accused McCain of having ties to terrorists,” The Hill reports. “In May, Gohmert said McCain and President Obama were partly responsible for the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, died in the attack,” says Hill reporter Jonathan Easley. Again, Al-Qaeda’s murders of Stevens and other Americans do not rest easy on Obama.
The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein reported on Oct. 17, that McCain wanted to spend the night with rebels linked to kidnappers during his visit to Syria in May 2013. Elizabeth O’Bagy, Syria team leader at the Institute for the Study of War, told the Daily Caller that McCain was so taken with his Sunni guerrilla hosts that he had to be “forced” by his security detail not to stay and have dinner with them and spend the night. McCain’s communications director Brian Rogers confirmed O’Bagy’s account, “Yes. He [McCain] wanted to visit with them longer, including until the next day.” A former hostage held by the Northern Storm Brigade identified one of the men in the Beirut Daily Star photo with McCain as Mohammad Nour, the chief spokesman and photographer for the Northern Storm kidnappers.