Moderate GOP Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) warned of a nefarious plot to blow up jet liners using carry-on laptop bombs. Gohmert learned of the plot, he explained to Fox News' Fox and Friends host Gretchen Carlson, while flying from DC to Texas. "This engineer from IBM was telling me that he there was enough highly reactive lithium in his laptop battery to destroy 25 747s- the only thing stopping most people was that a lack of education. Anyone with a basic knowledge of organic chemistry is a potential terrorists- and the worst part is that they teach organic chemistry at elite liberal college- or madrasas as the terrorists call them.."
A visibly shaken Gretchen Carlson added "you know I do remember something about the 911 hijackers being college students."
Gohmert assured Carlson that American public need not worry saying: "The first thing I did as soon as I landed was tell the TSA- we've got to do something about laptops. Specifically those in coach- there's no reason someone flying coach needs to use a laptop. Seize the batteries and either make them buy new ones, or check them." Carlson, again added- "that's true- all the 911 hijackers flew coach!" Gohmert, interrupted her saying "I know, and more long term- we're going to be requiring a background check for anyone taking organic chemistry- not all knowledge comes without responsibilities- if you know organic chemistry- you will register and check in with your local police department.- we're thinking of piggy backing off the sex offender registry. We've got to stop this threat before someone gets hurt."
Gohmert added that teaching organic chemistry to anyone without background checks is exactly the same as strapping a bomb on to a suicide bomber.