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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was loaded for bear during a late Wednesday night impeachment hearing.
As he was going off, excoriating the Democrats in the majority, he listed the names of people who he said should be called to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
Within his list was the name of the man reported to be the whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella. But Gohmert didn’t say he was the whistleblower, just said he should be called.
Gohmert dropped the whistleblower's name while going off like a boss… pic.twitter.com/iS3PNwTfNZ
— M3thods (@M2Madness) December 12, 2019
Some loved it.
Beast level 💯
— Mike (@ATGmikedoss) December 12, 2019
Louie was born for this time. He knows ….
— Lianne In God We Trust (@Lianne412) December 12, 2019
— Dave ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@DMShockley) December 12, 2019
And no one could stop him or it would PROVE that was the name 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— ⚡️🌧THESTQRM🌧⚡️ (@trumps_all) December 12, 2019
Democrats response.. pic.twitter.com/62mLvaBNF4
— Chris (@Rimer_Chris) December 12, 2019
It did indeed set off the media and others on the left, despite the fact that the name has been out there now for months. Even though Gohmert didn’t say Eric Ciaramella was the whistleblower, it was, in fact, the people melting down in response that said it, by claiming he named the whistleblower.
GOHMERT just named the person alleged to be the whistleblower as someone Republicans think should testify.
No other lawmakers have done this.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 12, 2019
House Republicans just committed an incredible and outrageous breach.
The President threatened the whistleblower with violence, and whether the person just named is the whistleblower or not they were just put in real danger. This is unacceptable and there should be consequences. https://t.co/yyzK5KNKGS
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) December 12, 2019
America shocked Louie Gohmert outed suspected whistleblower during hearinghttps://t.co/McGGEaKSCi
— Raw Story (@RawStory) December 12, 2019
Louie Gohmert naming the alleged whistleblower is a matter of intimidation. They’re absolutely determined to terrify any potential witness or critic. This is how cabals work. This is how totalitarianism works.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) December 12, 2019
— Maya Wiley (@mayawiley) December 12, 2019
Gohmert never said the guy was the whistle-blower. He named 7 people who he thought should be called as impeachment hearing witnesses. He never said why.
People screaming "OMG HE NAMED THE WHISTLE-BLOWER" are actually the ones outing the guy. https://t.co/hppXDi8m6s
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) December 12, 2019
I thought everyone in the media and left didnt know his name though? Thats weird
— Shane Flannagan (@shaneflannagan) December 12, 2019
More? How is Gohmert supposed to know what name not to drop since House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) refuses to share the name? Even Schiff claims he “doesn’t know.” So how is anyone supposed to not name Eric Ciaramella since they don’t in fact know? This is the problem of Democrats playing these games.