Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, a Republican, has called the Supreme Court majority that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) “the most ignorant people walking around in Washington.”

The high court last month gutted DOMA, saying that the law which prohibited federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples was unconstitutional.

“The court said, and I quote, the principle purpose of DOMA is to impose inequality, not for other reasons like governmental efficiency,” Gohmert said in talking to Janet Porter. “That is the Supreme Court majority opinion saying that. That the whole reason for the Defense of Marriage was to impose inequality. Well, if these people believe that, they are the most ignorant people walking around in Washington. And that's saying something. So they either lied or they're just totally ignorant.”

He added that America is doomed because “countries don't last very long after you reach the point where their highest level of government is being dishonest [and] we're there.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)