GOP Rep Proposes That Hillary Clinton Is 'Mentally Impaired,' Has 'Special Needs'

Image via screenshot/Twitter.
Image via screenshot/Twitter.

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) feels terrible, just terrible about that time earlier this week on Fox and Friends when he said Hillary Clinton’s brain was in a blender. That was so rude of him! Because “I’m making fun of the mentally impaired, and that’s not right,” Gohmert clarified in a speech at the Values Voters Summit on Friday.

“We need to be praying for Hillary Clinton. There’s special needs there, there’s mental impairment,” Gohmert, known for his 2010 claim that “terror babies” were coming to get us all, said of the Yale Law graduate and former Secretary of State.


Gohmert is the latest in a string of GOP Trump surrogates to suggest, based mostly on the fact that she had a concussion once, that Clinton’s terrifying and unpredictable female body is somehow unfit to lead. It’s only natural that these “health concerns” have escalated to actual claims of mental impairment—a deep irony, of course, considering.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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Most of u know that I have been a special needs teacher/administrator for nearly 18 years, the only job I have ever known. Excuse me now, there is a huge lump in my throat and I’m sobbing as I write this. Of the hundreds of children with special needs that I have worked with, I can tell you that every single one of them has more courage, more dignity, more intestinal fortitude than this motherfucker. How dare he. How fucking dare he utter these despicable fucking words. This is your Republican party America, the wretched refuse of humanity. My heart can’t take this.