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WATCH: Louie Gohmert Blames School Shootings On 1960s SCOTUS Rulings

WATCH: Louie Gohmert Blames School Shootings On 1960s SCOTUS Rulings

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is angry, following the massacre of school children in his state. Unfortunately, his anger is addressed not at mass murder, or a society that condones and allows it, but at Democrats for wanting to do something about it, at Joe Biden for “taking the Lord’s name in vain,” and at the Supreme Court for decisions they made in the 1960s.

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Gohmert attended a House discussion on guns remotely, and in the clip below, he goes off on the causes of gun violence, declaring that perhaps the real cause is 1960s SCOTUS decisions. He also suggests that the nation’s leaders should be addressing the issue by calling on the Christian God for wisdom, rather than using the word “god” as an interjection or exclamation.

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“We had a president in Franklin Roosevelt that, on D-Day, led the country in a six-to-eight minute prayer for our troops, and now we had a president come on after Uvalde and he used God’s name in vain!…Since the 60s we really started having these mass shootings. Perhaps there was something in the 60s. Maybe some Supreme Court decisions that gave rise to people being taught in school, it’s whatever you think feels good.”

While Gohmert doesn’t name the particular SCOTUS decision of the 60s that he’s unhappy with, there were a few at that time that involved schools. Two that seem to fit with this particular rant are Engel v. Vitale and Abington School District v. Schempp, in 1962 and 1963 respectively, which the U.S. Constitution Center explains are the cases that forbade schools to requires students to participate in prayer and Bible-reading — a change that conservatives (calling it “removing God from the classroom) often blame for school shootings.

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