Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) thrilled the crowd at “The Uninvited II,” the second annual side conference at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), hosted by Breitbart News and EMPact America.
“Neville Chamberlain’s calling, he wants his foreign policy back,” Gohmert quipped, playing off President Barack Obama’s snarky put-down of Republican challenger Mitt Romney during their third presidential debate.
Instead of providing mere economic assistance to the Ukraine, Gohmert said, the U.S. should provide military assistance and indicate clearly to Russia that there would be retribution for its actions, “one way or another.”
Gohmert focused the rest of his remarks on immigration, arguing against new “comprehensive” immigration reform that would include border security “triggers” with the goal of expanding legal status to millions.
“We have a trigger. It’s called the law,” he said. He added that many immigrants shared many of the traits–“faith in God, love of family, and hard work ethic” that built the U.S.–but the rule of law had to be upheld.
In closing, Gohmert said: “Democracy ensures a people are governed no better than they deserve. We want better? We’ve got to deserve better,” he said, praising those in the room for their work to improve the country.