Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertJudiciary issues blitz of subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions, Trump associates Conservatives ask Barr to lay out Trump's rationale for census question Gohmert calls Mueller an 'anal opening' ahead of testimony MORE (R-Texas) said during a radio interview that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden is “the new commander of the Democrats’ war on women nurses.”


“Because they set them up and then they throw them under the bus,” the conservative lawmaker added.

Gohmert made the comments on Glenn Beck’s radio program. His remarks were first reported by BuzzFeed News.

Two of the three people diagnosed with Ebola in the United States were nurses who treated the third, Thomas Eric Duncan, in Dallas.

The back-and-forth between Beck and Gohmert reflects a distrust of the administration’s response to the virus. After he introduced the congressman, Beck asked Gohmert how he was doing.

“As far as I know I’m OK. But do any of us really know for sure?” Gohmert said.

“Well if the CDC says you’re not OK, then you’re OK in my book,” Beck replied.