GOP rep: Obama 'exactly wrong on everything'

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertCapitol's COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse tests positive for COVID-19 Colorado Democrat Ed Perlmutter tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R-Texas) says President Obama’s treatment of Israel is the latest example of his administration’s failures.

“They’re exactly wrong on everything,” he said of the Obama administration on Fox Business Network Thursday. "They’re doing what might be called gaslighting.”

“Oh, you think Israel is our friend? No, they’re our enemy. Oh, you think we should worry about Iran? We’re going to give them money, we’re going to help them.”


“Whatever they do, they try to get you to think you’re crazy [and] the opposite is true. This administration has been the opposite of right on every issue.”

Gohmert derided Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBiden to nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse to economic team: WSJ Biden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls Biden's climate plans can cut emissions and also be good politics MORE’s criticism Wednesday of Israeli settlement building.

“Turning on Israel at this point, unfortunately, is just icing on a very explosive cake,” said Gohmert.

“Who would have dreamed that this quickly — less than 75 years after the end of World War II — that we would be moving in the same direction of going after the Jews and playing this scenario? Thank God Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE’s coming in. We don’t have to go there.”

Gohmert accused Obama of having ulterior motives for the U.S. abstaining from last week’s controversial United Nations Security Council vote on Israeli settlements.

“We need to stop this guy from going the next step and trying to create World War III as he’s going out,” he said of Obama.

"I know he’s the only president we’ve ever had who thinks it would be a promotion to be U.N. secretary general. [Obama] wants to go in as U.N. secretary general and put out the fire that he started.”

The Security Council approved a resolution on Dec. 23 demanding Israel stop building settlements in occupied territories disputed by the Palestinians.

The U.S. could have vetoed the controversial measure but abstained, breaking from its longstanding tradition of shielding Israel from U.N. reproaches.

Kerry on Wednesday said Israel must learn “hard truths” about its settlement activities, adding that they are an obstacle to peace with the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Kerry’s remarks as skewed and called them a “great disappointment.”