Politics GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert mocked after asking if National Forest Service can alter Earth's orbit
Russian Media Mocks Louie Gohmert's Comments About Altering the Orbit of the Moon
The Republican congressman asked a National Forest Service representative if the moon's orbit could be adjusted to address climate change."Is there anything that the National Forest Service or BLM [Bureau of Land Management] can do to change the course of the moon's orbit or the Earth's orbit around the sun?" Gohmert asked the representative. "Obviously, they would have profound effects on our climate.
Louie Gohmert Reuters/Joshua Roberts
Republican Rep., R-Texas, sought on Wednesday at a congressional hearing to understand whether or not the U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management can shift the moon's orbit.
The question posed by Gohmert was thereafter quickly mocked by Twitter users, which made it a trending topic on the platform throughout the day.
"I understand from what's been testified to, the Forest Service and BLM [Bureau of Land Management], you want very much to work on climate change," Gohmert stated while questioning Forest Service Supervisorat the virtual hearing. "I was informed by the past director of NASA that they have found that the moon's orbit is changing slightly, and so is the Earth's orbit around the sun, and we know there's been significant solar flare activity."
Gohmert asks Forest Service official if US can alter Earth's orbit to affect climate
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert asked whether the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management could alter either the moon’s or Earth’s orbits in order to affect the world’s climate. © Provided by Washington Examiner Gohmert’s question was posed during a Tuesday hearing before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands as members considered four bills to amend recreation permitting and other laws affecting the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture.
ORBITS: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change during a House Natural Resources hearing
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"And so is there anything 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?" the congressman proceeded to ask. "Obviously, they would have profound effects on our climate."
Eberlien responded, "I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert!"
In a slick Twitter response to Gohmert's question of the Forest supervisor, Democratic California representative Ted Lieu, "I know the answer to the question by Rep. Louie Gohmert. Captain Marvel. She can alter planetary orbits with her superpowers. I'm going to work on a bipartisan resolution asking for her help."
This isn't the first time Gohmert has been the subject of ridicule. At the end of May, the lawmaker saidthat his Standardized Test score would likely "shock everyone that thinks he's the dumbest guy in Congress."
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