- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rep. Louie Gohmert sent out first a quote and then a quip to rally-goers in Iowa that if John Adams thought the Constitution was for moral, righteous people, then that meant the legal document was primarily for modern-day Americans who revere both God and guns.

First the quote, from Mr. Adams from 1798: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” the Texas Republican said.

Mr. Gohmert then quipped, Raw Story reported: “It only is fit for people who cling to their God and their guns, you know?”

The crowd, gathered at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Sam Clovis, reportedly cheered.

Mr. Gohmert also spoke of how he was initially blamed for the antics of Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, who shouted out “You lie!” during President Obama’s 2009 State of the Union Address.

“Somebody yells ‘You lie!’ and the camera goes on me,” Mr. Gohmert said, Raw Story reported. He also added that while he would never defiantly violate the rules of etiquette that run the House, he didn’t mind ratcheting his criticism of Mr. Obama “right up to the line,” he said, Raw Story reported.

“We know under the rules of the House of Representatives that our president would not lie,” Mr. Gohmert said, Raw Story reported. “But whoever is putting those words in his teleprompter sure is.”