Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) asserted this week that the crisis of women and children refugees seeking protection inside U.S. borders was so serious that it put "our continued existence at risk."
During a speech on the House floor on Tuesday, the Texas congressman renewed his called for border states to invoke their rights under the 10th Amendment, and to declare war against an "mass invasion" of refugees.
"Our continued existence is at risk with what's going on at the southern border," Gohmert explained, adding that the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security was complicit because it had "actually assisted the criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals" by not enforcing the law.
According to the Tea Party-backed Republican, "criminal aliens" had committed 2,993 homicides in the past six years.
"And they've committed at least 7,695 sexual assaults," he insisted. "You want to talk about a war on women? This administration will not defend the women of America from criminal aliens! By the thousands, and hundreds of thousands!"
"Well, we know thousands," Gohmert opined. "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 illegally aliens in this country!"