WASHINGTON, District of Columbia—Texas Republican congressman Louis Gohmert told an audience at the 2016 Values Voter Summit on Friday the first piece of legislation he will introduce in the current session of the U.S. Congress—which re-adjourned on September 6—will prevent former-president Bill Clinton from residing in the White House again.
Addressing a cheering throng of evangelical conservative Christians in an overflowing ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., Mr. Gohmert explained his proposed legislation.
“With this First Lady of the United States must be a lady bill, we’ll ensure that good American Christian values will not get stained on again in the White House,” Mr. Gohmert declared, to thundering applause from the enthusiastic Christian audience.
“We’ll make sure he never sees the white lights of the White House again.”
Raucous chants of “Keep him out!” rocked the room as Mr. Gohmert detailed provisions of the proposed legislation.
Proposed “First Lady of the United State Must Be A Lady” Legislation
- The gender of the First Lady of the United States must always be female.
- If the spouse of an elected president is not a female, that spouse will not be allowed to occupy any office, room, or space in the White House.
- The person would be denied the customary First Lady staff and budget benefits.
- The House Appropriations Committee must authorize necessary funds for alternative housing accommodations, to include building an in-laws cottage or guest house on the grounds of the White House or in Lafayette Park, a seven-acre public park located across from the White House.
Mr. Gohmert told the supportive Christian congregation the bill is an urgently needed safeguard in case Hillary Clinton wins the presidency
“If God decides to punish America again and Hillary wins, that philanderer he’ll take over because she is mentally impaired and has special needs.”
Mr. Gomert ended his speech by issuing a dire warning to the exuberant Republican Christian faithful.
“The radical, socialist, Islamist, queer, atheist left has been accusing me of obsessing over Clinton, but if he gets back in the White House, the Republic will be lost.”
Beginning with the first summit in 2006, the Values Voter Summit has showcased the nation’s leading conservative, evangelical Christian voices addressing, as noted on its website, “the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life, and limited government that make our nation strong.”
Annis Minor-DeMinimus covers national news in the Mid-Atlantic region.