GOP nominee Donald Trump said some things that were "very vile" back in the days when he still supported Bill Clinton, but now he's a Christian and Republicans need to forgive him about talking like a Democrat, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Tuesday.
"If you are Bill Clinton's big buddy like he was at one time, you're going to talk like Bill Clinton," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "We need to forgive him about talking like big Democrats and other foul-mouthed people. He's a Republican now. And James Dobson says he's a Christian."
And if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the election, "we see again, with these WikiLeaks [documents], she lies constantly," Gohmert said.
Gohmert was part of Monday's call between House Speaker Paul Ryan and conference leaders, with Ryan drawing criticism from Trump and several Republicans after telling the conference he'd focus only on House races but not on getting Trump elected.
"The things that are being said about what Paul said, none of that came from me," Gohmert insisted Tuesday. "What happened was the leaders, so-called of our party in the House, made a bunch of statements telling us what they thought. They then listened to 12 people tell what they thought."
The leaders, said Gohmert, "made it very, very clear that our fortunes in this country rise and fall with what happens in the presidential election. It's so much more important now than it has been in the past because in this Congress, we have been lied to."
And he agreed, crimes have been committed, but "what have we done. Nothing. No one. Not Lois Lerner, not [John] Koskinen, Eric Holder ... people who have lied to Congress and destroyed evidence and obstructed justice? What have we done? Nothing."
Gohmert said that if there is anyone in Congress who thinks Republicans can "just worry about a President Hillary and we'll rein her in" are wrong.
"We haven't reined in the outrageous conduct in this administration, it's not going to happen in the next," Gohmert said.
And out of a dozen congressmen involved in the conference call, only one defected from Trump, and the ones remaining are "11 really stout people ... we need to get on board. It's all in or it's nothing."
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