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Heated exchange over "terror baby" theory

Update: Rep. Louie Gohmert stopped by the KLTV studio for a live interview regarding his appearance on Anderson Cooper's newscast Thursday night.
That interview can be watched, in its entirety, on the right side of this page.

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Talk about your war of words.

Thursday night Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) appeared for an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

The topic: illegal immigration, specifically the threat of so-called "terror babies."

Some, like Gohmert, say they're here and they are a threat to our national security; others believe the whole idea is a scare tactic. 

The on-air debate started hot and got down-right steamy as things progressed.

The appearance was a chance for Gohmert to respond to a speech he delivered on the house floor on June 24.

In that address Gohmert said he had spoken to a retired FBI agent that told him authorities were looking into terror cells trying to take advantage of our system. This agent reportedly told Gohmert that terrorists would get women pregnant and bring them to the United States where their children would be born as legal U.S. citizens. Years later when these so-called "terror babies" are all grown up they'd be able to easily attack the country from within.

Cooper retorted that the FBI has denied claims of "terror babies" being born here.

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