Rep. Gohmert: 'Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life'

But he delivered his full response on the House floor.

"To the gentleman that we got cut off with last night, because we were out of time, let me just say: son, dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life," Gohmert said.

The line is a riff from the movie "Animal House," in which a frustrated Dean Wormer tells Flounder, a portly member of the Delta fraternity house who is struggling with grades, "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

His remarks prompted the presiding officer to remind all members to direct their remarks to the chair, and the House adjourned for the week moments later.