In a speech from the House floor on Wednesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that he wished America’s leaders would take a page from Egyptian military dictator Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on radical Islam.
“I hope one day that our top leaders in this country will have the courage of President al-Sisi in Egypt and they will reflect, as Gen. al-Sisi has, the will of the people of their country,” Gohmert said in a speech first flagged by the District Sentinel.
The congressman was on a tear against “radical Islamic terrorism” and the failure of U.S. foreign policy to contain it. He singled out the Egyptian strongman, who overthrew Egypt’s democratically elected government in 2013, as a model for America’s top leaders.
“If the story is properly written about Egypt, and one day it will be, they will see that in the last six years, that besides Israel, the country that has been most fearless in standing up for freedom and against radical Islamic terrorism, unfortunately, has not been the United States because of our leadership,” he said.
“It has been the nation of Egypt,” Gohmert said.
Watch Gohmert make the remarks, courtesy of the Sentinel: