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Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Calls the "Invasion" of Migrant Rapists an "Existential Threat"

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Texas congressman Louie Gohmert is usually good for a sound byte or two (or three, or four ...), and he gave us another one Tuesday when, with C-SPAN cameras rolling, he said the influx of immigrants at the border amounted to a war on women.

Gohmert said the "criminal aliens" had "committed at least 7,695 sexual assaults" in the past six years. "You want to talk about a war on women? This administrationwill not defend the women of America from criminal aliens! By the thousands, and hundreds of thousands!"

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He continued: "Well, we know thousands. And we know people are coming in by the hundreds of thousands illegally. And this administration wants to talk about other people having a war on women when they will not defend the women that are being sexually assaulted by illegal aliens in this country! In Texas alone, we know of 7,695 such assaults."

Gohmert said that in the past six years the state of Texas had identified 177,588 "unique, alien, criminal defendants" that had been booked into Texas county jails and that they were responsible for 611,234 crimes "over their criminal careers." He added that number included 2,993 murders and the number of assaults.

He called the influx an "existential threat."

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