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Politics Russian Media Mocks Louie Gohmert's Comments About Altering the Orbit of the Moon

00:55  11 june  2021
00:55  11 june  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert asks a National Forest Service official if she can alter the Earth's and moon's orbits to address climate change

  GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert asks a National Forest Service official if she can alter the Earth's and moon's orbits to address climate change "I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert," Jennifer Eberlie of the National Forest Service replied.It's unclear whether Gohmert's outlandish question was serious or designed to poke fun during Wednesday's hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks if BLM or federal agencies could change the orbits of the Earth and moon around the the sun to to fight climate change.

Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). We never have felt for one second that we chose poorly, not even when Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene descended on the House of Representatives and obviously began styling themselves as possible contenders over the past couple of years. Is there anything that 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? Obviously they would have profound effects on our climate. Eberlein took an obvious two-beat, probably to allow the thought balloon above her head, reading

Russian media mocked Representative Louie Gohmert after the Texas Republican asked a National Forest Service representative during a Tuesday hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee whether the agency could change the orbit of the Earth or the moon.

Louie Gohmert wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) arrives for a House Republican caucus forum at the Capitol on May 13 in Washington, D.C. © Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) arrives for a House Republican caucus forum at the Capitol on May 13 in Washington, D.C.

"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."

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert downplayed the Capitol riot at a major QAnon conference and posed for photos with a conspiracy theorist influencer

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Louie Gohmert made the comment during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing focused on combatting the effects of climate change. Claiming that a past director of NASA once told him that the orbits of the Earth and moon were changing, the House member from Texas asked Jennifer “Is there anything that 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? Obviously, they would have profound effects on our climate.” Eberlien seemed a bit stunned at the question, telling Gohmert she’d have to follow up with him

Gohmert : Altering moon ’ s orbit ‘would have profound effects on our climate’. 02:27. Louie Gohmert , R-Texas suggested fighting climate change by altering the orbit of the moon . Gohmert said that the immediate past director of NASA “found that the moon ’ s orbit is changing slightly and so is the Earth’ s orbit around the sun.”June 9, 2021.

Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda picked up the story, publishing it with a headline that read: "And let's change the orbit of the moon: 'The dumbest guy in the U.S. Congress' voiced a new idea."

Julia Davis, a columnist with The Daily Beast, first reported that the Russian news site mocked the GOP congressman's remarks.

"Rep. Louie Gohmert, Republican, recently admitted that many consider him 'the dumbest guy in Congress.' And it looks like he proved that these people are right," the first sentence of the article reads. The article went on to say that humans have never been able to change the orbits of celestial bodies, saying that even the "achievements of modern technologies" will not allow humans to do so.

The GOP lawmaker made the remarks during the Tuesday hearing in what appeared to be a suggestion that this could be used as a way of combating climate change. "I was informed by the immediate past director of NASA that they've found that the moon's orbit is changing slightly and so is the Earth's orbit around the sun. We know there's been significant solar flare activity," Gohmert explained before asking the question.

Gohmert asks Forest Service official if US can alter Earth's orbit to affect climate

  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.

Louie Gohmert posited what one might call an interesting idea in a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Tuesday, asking if the U. S . government could alter the path of Earth’ s orbit around the sun to mitigate the effects of climate change. “We know there’ s been solar flare activity, and so is there anything that 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?” Gohmert asked. “Obviously that would have profound effects on our climate.”

Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who admitted recently that some consider him “the dumbest guy in Congress,” appears intent on proving those people right. On Tuesday, the Republican congressman asked a representative of the U.S. Forest Service, tasked with managing America’s national forests and grasslands, if the agency Which is another way of saying: If the Forest Service’s efforts at combating climate change were so wildly successful that they managed to stop the melting of Earth’s glaciers in its tracks, those efforts could, theoretically, have an impact on the moon ’s orbit , per Gohmert ’ s request.

Jennifer Eberlien, associate deputy chief of the National Forest Service, who was asked the question by the Republican lawmaker, looked slightly taken aback. She then responded, "I would have to follow up with you on that one, Mr. Gohmert."

The congressman then replied, "If you figure out there's a way in the Forest Service you could make that change, I'd like to know."

As the Russian news site noted, Gohmert recently said that some people view him as the "dumbest" person in Congress. The remark came as he touted his SAT scores from before he attended college decades ago.

"When I took it, did very well. It got me into the honors program at [Texas] A&M," Gohmert said in a speech on the House floor last month. "I'm sure that shocks people that think I'm the dumbest guy in Congress."

Newsweek reached out to Gohmert for further comment but did not immediately receive a response.

Gohmert was a key promoter of former President Donald Trump's baseless claims that the 2020 election was "rigged" or "stolen." The congressman filed a groundless lawsuit in a bid to give then-Vice President Mike Pence the legal authority to single-handedly overturn the election's results, but it was rejected by a U.S. District Court judge appointed by Trump.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked during a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing if the National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management could change the orbits of the moon and Earth in order to help address climate change. Gohmert ' s office did not respond to CNN's requests to clarify his remarks. Lawmaker suggests changing moon 's orbit to fight climate change. Rep.

Louie Gohmert is just asking questions. Questions such as, could the US government possibly, maybe alter the Earth’ s orbit around the sun? Wait, what? Let’ s back up a moment. The eyebrow-raising question came during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Tuesday. “Is there anything that 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?” Mr Gohmert asked, adding: “Obviously that would have profound effects on our climate.”

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