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Louie Gohmert is Excited that Ebola is Making ‘Illegals’ Too Scared to Cross the Border

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert specializes in far-right fearmongering.

Yet now, even he is seeing a silver lining when it comes to the Ebola scare.  He thinks the deadly disease will prevent ‘illegals’ from rushing across the border.

Back in July, when the border crisis was still breaking news in the right-wing world, Gohmert announced that the reason Obama wanted the ‘illegals’ to cross into the country was to turn uber-red Texas a bright Democratic blue.

“In the end, they have said that they want to turn Texas blue, they want to turn America blue,” Gohmert warned. “And if you bring in hundreds of thousands or millions of people and give them the ability to vote and tell them — as Quico Canseco said, he had illegals in his district that were told, ‘If you want to keep getting the benefits, you have to vote, and President Obama’s lawyers are not going to allow them to ask for an ID, so go vote or you’re going to lose the benefits you’re getting now.’ That drives people to vote and it will ensure that Republicans don’t ever get elected again.”

Now, he said he still thinks Obama has made a deal with African countries, especially Nigeria, to import people and expose Americans to Ebola, but he thinks it may be backfiring, because the more Ebola-ridden people Obama brings over, the more Latinos will want to stay home and not cross America’s southern border.

“If people coming across know, gee, maybe we may be traveling with people that have Ebola, maybe that will cut down the numbers because the people coming in are apparently smarter than the people in this administration,” Gohmert said during a Monday interview.

He also stressed, however, that the borders are still an issue because of Obama and his misguided voter plot. “We’re wide open to terrorists, we’re wide open to people that want to hurt us,” he said, making it clear that according to him Obama is the one who is still really, really wrong.

(FYI, two days ago, the World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola-free,)

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