Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) asked a U.S. forest official if changing the moon and the earth would be a viable option as a way to fight climate change.
It is unclear whether Gohmert was serious.
“I understand what was witnessed by the Forest Service and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). You want to work a lot on the issue of climate change,” Gohmert said during a hearing by the House Natural Resources Committee with Jennifer Eberlien, co-deputy. head of the National Forest System.
“The direct director of NASA let me know that they found that the orbit of the moon changed slightly, and so did the Earth’s orbit around the sun, and we know that there was significant solar flare activity,” Gohmert said.
‘Is there anything the National Forest Service, or BLM, can do to change the orbit of the moon or the earth around the sun? This, of course, will have a profound effect on our climate. ”
“I should follow Mr. Gohmert with you,” Eberlien replied, smiling and then laughing slightly.
‘Yes?’ Gohmert answered during the video conference. “Well, if you can find a way to make that change in the Forest Service, I’d like to know.”
Gohmert later responded to reports on Twitter saying some of them were fraudulent.
‘I’m extremely cunning how you hid the context with an ellipse in your tweet. The trial was about the Bureau of Land Management and Climate Change, “Gohmert wrote.
“BLM stands for the Bureau of Land Management,” he added.
Extremely cunning how you hid the context with an ellipse in your tweet. The trial is about the BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT & climate change.
– Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) 9 June 2021
The Epoch Times issued Gohmert for comment.