Speaking at the Value Voters Summit last week, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said Arizona Sen. John McCain “supported al-Qaeda” for supporting Syrian opposition to Bashar al-Assad.
“When it comes to the shutdown that’s going on, I heard just before I came some senator from Arizona, uh, a guy that liked Gadaffi before he wanted to bomb him, a guy that liked Mubarak before he wanted him out, a guy that’s been to Syria and supported al-Qaeda and rebels.”
Asked about the comments McCain said “sometimes those are, comments like that are made out of malice, but if someone has no intelligence, I don’t view it as being a malicious statement. You can’t respond to that kind of thing.”
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Basically, McCain called Rep. Gohmert stupid.
According to talk show host Glenn Beck, McCain called Gohmert “retarded.” “He is so stupid, Louie Gohmert, he’s retarded,” Beck said. “I’m not gonna make fun of the retarded. That’s what he’s saying.”