Lopez, 52, continued about Gohmert’s remarks, “To attach themselves to say they’re going to act Latino … is ridiculous. It really is another way to do what people have tried to do, to make us the boogeys, the Chupacabras of political issues. Make us the people to be afraid of.”

When host Jacob Soboroff told Lopez that America needed the funnyman to run for office, he responded, “We love this country. We’re not going to blow it up.”

Gohmert’s office didn’t respond to ITK’s request for comment about Lopez’s zingers.