Critics of Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert often decry him as the "dumbest member of Congress." When he caught the virus that's killed nearly 600 thousand Americans, he said it was due to wearing a mask. When Republicans claiming to be electors in the 2020 election showed up to submit sham electoral college votes, Gohmert sued the former Vice President for not counting them.
Comments from Gohmert during a Tuesday House Natural Resources Committee hearing have reinvigorated that criticism, after he suggested the Department of Agriculture (Forest Service) or Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could change the rotation of the sun and moon to curb climate change.
Citing claims from the past director of NASA that the moon's orbit is changing slightly, Gohmert asked a representative from the Department of Agriculture:
"So is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the course of the moon's orbit or the Earth's orbit around the sun?"
After a brief silence, the representative, apparently containing laughter, responded:
"I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert."
People were amazed at Gohmert's question.
The characterization of Gohmert as the "dumbest member of Congress" once again surfaced.
Gohmert has yet to address the comments.