During an interview with a conservative talk show host Lars Larson, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggested that terrorists may not fear attacking in Texas as a result of the Obama administration's supposed support for Al-Qaeda.
Larson had brought up the massacre in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after which he said that he would "bet those Islamic terrorists wouldn't have tried that in a Texas shopping mall."
"Well, I don't know, it's hard to say." Gohmert replied. "Right now when they know that the federal government is supporting Muslim Brothers and Al-Qaeda in places like Syria, where this administration just sent hundreds of tons of weapons, it's like some of our allies were asking a few weeks ago when I was in the Middle East, 'We're wondering which one of us is going to be thrown under the bus next. You're supporting the guys that believe what the bombers did on 9/11.'"
"We keep helping those that want to destroy us and casting aside allies that want to fight against the bad guys," said Gohmert.
Gohmert neglects to mention, of course, that the alternative in Syria is to support a murderous dictator who has already confessed outright to possessing chemical weapons, much less that the entirety of Al-Qaeda's "support" in the region has been consequential.
And unless Gohmert believes gas masks and medicine can be used offensively, the claim that "hundreds of tons" of weapons were sent to Syria is unsubstantiated.