Upon learning that his lawsuit to sue VP and walking termite buffet Mike Pence had been thrown out of court:
“But if bottom line is, the court is saying, ‘We’re not going to touch this. You have no remedy’ — basically, in effect, the ruling would be that you gotta go the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM.”
And there we have the
dog whistle order to riot. Our Pals at Electoral-Vote (again):
“Gohmert and his co-plaintiffs have already said they will appeal. That said, the Congressman was also furious with the ruling, declaring that “Bottom line is, the court is saying, ‘we’re not going to touch this, you have no remedy. Basically, in effect, the ruling would be that you’ve got to go to the streets and be as violent as antifa and BLM.” At this point, we will remind readers of the text of 18 U.S. Code 2383:
Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
“Gohmert is known, quite famously, for being something less than the sharpest knife in the drawer. So, perhaps he does not appreciate quite how fully he’s pushing his luck here. He’ll probably get away with this behavior, just because of the downsides of going after him. But if a U.S. Attorney did decide to pursue the matter, could the Congressman be certain he would not be convicted? We dunno.”