• With: Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas

    This is a rush transcript from "Your World," August 28, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: As you know, there's been talk that the president is about to issue an executive order that could hold off on deportations for upwards of five million illegals already here.

    The president, it has been rumored in fact -- Illinois Congressman Gutierrez was here yesterday saying that it was the president who was considering doing just that in the near future, president indicating nothing of the sort. He was talking about apprehensions that have gone way, way down. They have picked up -- in other words, it's improved.

    He did not given credit to Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has brought 3,000 National Guardsmen to the border to help deal with that situation.

    Louie Gohmert is here of that fine state.

    Congressman, you were very patient throughout all of this.

    I do want to touch on the ISIS situation. By the way, so some confusion when the president refers to ISIS or ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which seems to be the popular way to refer to the ISIS threat now.

    Bottom line, they're just bad guys. And bottom line is, the president has said we don't have a strategy right now.

    Do you buy that?

    REP. LOUIE GOHMERT, R-TEXAS: No, I agree. He has never had a good strategy.

    And I don't want people to lose sight of the fact when we're talking about ISIS -- ISIS, ISIL -- the rebels in Syria, the rebels in Iraq, when -- when -- when people say he should have bombed, he was going to bomb Assad a year ago. If he had done what he said he was going to do, ISIS...


    CAVUTO: That was a year ago this weekend.

    GOHMERT: That was a year ago. Then ISIS would be -- would have already taken over all of Syria.

    If he had done in Syria as he did in Libya -- now, Gadhafi was a bad guy, but since 2003...

    CAVUTO: Well, wait. What are you saying? If he had bombed then a year ago now, when he had had that opportunity...

    GOHMERT: ISIS would have had Syria, basically. I mean, the rebels would have had Syria.


    CAVUTO: So, what does he do now?

    GOHMERT: Well, you bomb the bad guys.

    And that is -- that is ISIS. It's the radical Islamists. It's always been. He saw it a few years ago as being an Arab spring. It was radical Islam, and he kept choosing to help radical Islam.


    CAVUTO: So, let me ask you. Let me be clear. Then, if the president decides to act unilaterally, and -- and go ahead and...

    GOHMERT: He won't have to. He will have plenty of members of Congress that will support him.

    CAVUTO: So, you would back him? You would back him on that?

    GOHMERT: You betcha.

    We would -- I think a lot of us would be willing to have a declaration of war against radical Islam, including al Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, all of these splinter groups, the ones in Libya. We can name them, and -- and I don't think a lot of us would have a problem.

    CAVUTO: So, we know more now than we did a year ago?

    GOHMERT: Well, some of us knew last year.

    We were going, you're helping -- just like we did in Libya. You're going to help the radical Islamists take over. Assad is not a good guy. But at least he has not been persecuting Christians and Jews and mistreating people the way that radical Islamists...

    CAVUTO: So, he is the lesser of our evils?

    GOHMERT: Yes, just like Mubarak was, just like Gadhafi was after 2003 only, after we went into Iraq.

    But he has consistently chosen, with whatever ridiculous advice he has been getting, to choose the side of the radical Islamists.

    CAVUTO: But you think now, Congressman -- I understand.


    GOHMERT: We have been providing weapons to the rebels.


    CAVUTO: You think now, if he acted to deal with ISIS Syria, in Iraq, wherever this expands, you would be for it, and you think Republicans would support him?

    GOHMERT: As long as he is going after the radical Islamists, and not the Assad administration.