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Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Admits That People Believe He Is The "dumbest Guy In Congress."
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Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Admits That People Believe He Is The "dumbest Guy In Congress."


Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) boasted about his college entrance exam scores on Thursday, while also admitting that some "people think I'm the dumbest guy in Congress."

Gohmert may have earned that reputation by claiming that his face mask likely gave him COVID-19 (on the extremely rare occasions when he wore one) and then taking the failed Donald Trump "cure" hydroxychloroquine to fight it, saying that caribou love to "date" over oil pipelines, and nominating Republican Newt Gingrich to be Speaker of the House 13 years after Gingrich left Congress.

Gohmert, 67, also claimed — without providing any evidence — that young people scored higher on the SAT before President Jimmy Carter established the Department of Education 42 years ago, but that is not entirely correct.

“When I took it, I did very well, and it got me into the honors program at [Texas] A&M,” Gohmert said in a House floor speech. “I'm sure that surprises people who think I'm the dumbest guy in Congress.”

Gohmert: I did very well when I took it, which I'm sure surprises people who think I'm the dumbest guy in Congress pic.twitter.com/4U63Qb3dYu — Acyn (@Acyn) May 20, 2021

The math/critical reading scores were 494/507 in 1978, the year before the department was created, 500/509 in 1985 and 1986, and 501/507 in 1987. Math scores have generally risen over the years to 2020, while critical reading has slipped.

Average SATs in 1977: 496, 507; average SATs in 1985: 500, 509Source: https://t.co/63568TW8pC— JRehling (@JRehling) May 20, 2021

He's lying about the time frame in which SAT scores began to fall, so he's probably lying about his own scores as well. SAT scores began to fall in the 1960s, around the time Gohmert took his. see https://t.co/yF4Vd7uTaL— Mel Felton (@jeepturners) May 20, 2021

So he could request and show them— Marian Rosin (@MarianRosin) May 20, 2021

It makes me happy that he understands what we're all thinking.— Rich Swinton (@RicoSuaveJD) May 20, 2021

The SAT, which does not measure IQ, has come under increasing scrutiny as a biased test that favors white and affluent students and has questionable utility in determining who is a strong college candidate. Many colleges, including the entire University of California system, are dropping the test requirement after managing to choose students without it due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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