Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), perhaps in an effort to deflect media aspersions cast on his legislative intellect, is fast adopting a new reputation on Capitol Hill: a ninja Nacogdoches Nosferatu who will creep up on your video or photo shoot so hard.
Gohmert's spent a career apologizing to polluting megacorporations, blaming Mexican immigrants for jihad, and doing the terror baby/repeal a bunch of constitutional amendments thing, and maybe he's just ready to unwind. Or rebrand.
So he'll do it like this, according to TPM:
An unexpected visitor dropped in on Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) Thursday morning as he was interviewed for Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) approached Lankford from behind as host Martha MacCallum congratulated the Oklahoma Republican on his victory in the primary race to replace Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). Gohmert stared into the camera and walked away without any indication from Lankford as to whether he even noticed.
Not just a generic photobomb, but a nerve-wracking case of what we salty sailor types call CBDR—Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range—as Louie homes in over the shoulder around :28 here:
Folks, we are very close to having a trend, because Louie's done it at least twice in a week:
— Ralph Reed (@ralphreed) June 20, 2014
And if Gohmert can succeed in making Ralph Reed not the creepiest thing in a Ralph Reed photograph... well, he can do anything.
Got more Louie pics, bombed or not? Holler in the comments.