Rep. Louie Gohmert names alleged Trump whistleblower during impeachment hearing

Rep. Louie Gohmert names alleged Trump whistleblower during impeachment hearing
Gohmert on the House floor 5 June 2018. (Image: Screen grab of CSPAN video)

[Ed. – What time does the swat team show up at Gohmert’s home to arrest him?]

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert dropped the name of the alleged whistleblower whose complaint sparked the Trump impeachment probe in a nationally televised House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday night.

The Texas lawmaker said the name during his opening statement in day one of the committee’s two-day marathon session to debate possible “markups,” or amendments to the two articles of impeachment brought against President Trump.

Gohmert incorporated the alleged whistleblower’s name into a grouping of “fact witnesses” he claimed House Democrats have blocked from testifying in front of the committees carrying out the impeachment probe.

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“They don’t want fact witnesses,” said Gohmert. “Let’s hear from professors who hate Donald Trump,” he said, referring to last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing that featured a panel of four constitutional scholars.

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