theGrio: Rep. Gohmert Says Legacy Of Slavery Was Ugly, But Situation Is Worse Now

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Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has become the latest GOP lawmaker to convey ambiguity on the institution of slavery.

In recent remarks, he seemed to imply that while the slavery era was bad, conditions in the U.S. are even worse today.

According to Huffington Post, while speaking on a conference call with conservative pastor Rick Scarborough, Gohmert warned listeners that the nation could be coming “toward the end of [its] existence,” because its leaders and citizens allegedly neglected to remain true to Biblical teachings.

He said, “We strayed away different times. Andrew Jackson’s time was not a great time, different times slavery was a blot on our existence … But the trouble is we have never as an entire nation overall been so far away from God’s teaching and so openly rebelling, even from the top, against God’s teachings in the Bible.”

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