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Gohmert’s gonna Gohmert

On brand, possibly to the end.

Louie Gohmert

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, a mask skeptic who tested positive for the coronavirus Wedneday as he was pre-screened to join President Donald Trump on a visit to Midland, told Fox News that he plans to take the controversial anti-malaria drug that medical experts have warned against for its health risks.

“My doctor and I are all in,” Gohmert told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “That will start in a day or two.”

Trump and other Republicans like Gohmert have touted the drug, though evidence continues to accumulate of its serious side effects and ineffectiveness treating the new coronavirus. The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned against using the drug and last month revoked its emergency use authorization for it, saying the potential, unproven benefit isn’t worth the risk.

Gohmert told Hannity that he has a friend who is a doctor who is taking the drug to treat his own coronavirus. He said his own regimen would consist of the hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin and zinc.

See here for the background. I mean, I don’t know why anyone would expect Gohmert to do something normal or rational or conventional now. I’m reminded of something my buddy’s mom said to him when we were kids and were about to do something crazy, “Well, if you break your leg, don’t come running to me”. You do you, Louie, but if it goes south please don’t expect any sympathy for your dumb decisions.

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  1. Flypusher says:

    Louie’s title as dumbest member of Congress is threatened by young upstarts like Matt Gaetz, so he had to up his game.

  2. brad says:

    “My doctor and I are all in,”

    Or re-phrased: “Dr. Kevorkian and I are all in,”

  3. Jules says:

    He apparently lives in his office while in DC, and I also read he went to the on-site gym after his diagnosis. I wonder if he takes his daily shower there? Nice quarantining.

    But Gohmert is not the worst or stupidest villain in Covid, that might be Jared and his little school chums, who decided that since only Blue states were getting covid, that they should do nothing.