Republican Louis Homert, Texas, sought a congressional hearing Wednesday to find out if the U.S. Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management could shift the moon’s orbit.
Then the question asked by Gohmert was quickly mocked by Twitter users, which made it a hot topic on the platform throughout the day.
“I understand from what was witnessed, the Forest Service and BLM [Bureau of Land Management]”You really want to work on climate change,” Homer said as he questioned Forest Service Chief Jennifer Eberlien during the virtual hearing. I have been informed by the former director of NASA that they have found that the orbit of the moon changes slightly and that is the orbit of the earth around the sun, and we know that there has been significant activity in solar flares. “
ORBITS: Representative Louis Gomert (R-TX) asks if the Forest Service or BLM can change the orbit of the Moon or Earth to combat climate change during the House Natural Resources hearing pic.twitter.com/yYiOyi2cMZ
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“So is there anything the National Forest Service or BLM can do to change the course of the lunar orbit or the Earth’s orbit around the sun?” the congressman kept asking. “Obviously they would have profound consequences for our climate.”
Eberlien replied, “I must contact you on this matter, Mr. Homert!”
In a light Twitter response to Homert’s question about forestry, Democratic California spokesman Ted Liu said: “I know the answer to the question from Representative Louis Homert. Captain Marvel. It can change planetary orbits with its superpowers. I’m going to work on a bilateral a resolution requesting its assistance. ”
This is not the first time Homer has been the subject of ridicule. In late May, the MP said during a speech on the floor in the hall that his result from a standardized test would probably “shock everyone who thinks he is the dumbest in Congress.”