Who Is The Dumbest Anti-Immigrant Politician?

Politicians have been saying some crazy stuff on immigration reform. But when it comes to epic “bat-s@#$ crazy,” two Republican Congressman have risen above the rest. In the battle for dumbest anti-immigrant politician we’re putting  the comments by Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Representative Steve King (R-IA) to the test to see who is the biggest idiot.

who is the dumbest anti-immigrant congressman

This will be hard.


KingIn July of 2013 said when speaking about DREAMERS, for every child of illegal immigrants,

who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.

GohmertIn June 2010 said on the house floor,

I talked to a retired FBI agent who said that one of the things they were looking at were terrorist cells overseas who had figured out how to game our system. And it appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant, would get them into the United States to have a baby… And then they would turn back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists.

Winner- Gohmert

While King obviously has no idea of how huge a 75 pound pile of pot would be, atleast he gets the physical strengths of your average immigrant and the size of their calves. Gohmert on the other hand is truly smoking some “kind” as he has concocted in his head a terrorist infiltration scenario only plausible under the influence of strong drug.


King– said in February 2008 when discussing the border fence,

We could also electrify this wire (on the border) with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.

GohmertIn a April 2013 interview said that “radical Islamists” are being “trained to act like Hispanic[s]” and cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He suggested the U.S. build a full fence (just for Mexico) like Israel.

Finally the Israeli people said, ‘You know what? Enough.’ They built a fence… I am concerned we might need to do that as well.

This was all in response to the Boston bombing that (at the time) he admitted he didn’t know were domestic or foreign in origin.

Winner- Gohmert

King is once again insulting, but atleast he bothered to create a model (watch the video). Gohmert on the other hand thinks building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is comparable to Israel’s; he also believes our situation is the same.


King– at an August 2013 Tea Party rally said about creating a pathway for the undocumented,

if you bring people from a violent civilization into a less-violent civilization, you’re going to have more violence right?

Gohmert– said in a July 2013 interview that not passing immigration reform would get Latinos to like the GOP.

In the long term, I think you will see people start waking up and go ‘wow, I’m Hispanic and these Republicans really like me … wow, this Republican really does want me to do well. That’s the party I ought to be in!

Winner- Gohmert

This really comes down to who is living in the biggest political bubble. King’s referring to undocumented immigrants as coming from a “violent civilization” is blatantly racist, but in his anti-immigrant world-view, you can see how he comes to this realization. Gohmert on the other hand is choosing to ignore what every credible poll, his party leadership and the last Presidential election have shown; Latinos want comprehensive immigration reform.


Louie Gohmert Dumbest anti-immigrantChampion- Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

While King’s comments are more blatantly insulting, Gohmert is just plain dumb-crazy pulling ideas out of the air. Gohmert seems to have some (misguided) heart for immigrants, while King is just a racist.

We’ll leave you with one last crazy rant-

Rep. Gohmert- In August 2013 said while speaking against immigration reform-

the FBI director has confirmed more than once that we know that there are radical Islamists that change their names to Hispanic-sounding last names, they come to Mexico and get and ID, and some of them even learn a little bit of Spanish so that they can try to act as if they’re Hispanic. Why? Because we don’t have any fear of Hispanics coming into the country, but we’ve got concerns about radical Islamists.