U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) will travel to Charleston, S.C. next week to address a private gathering of Republican donors.

Gohmert – described by our sources in the Lone Star State as a “grassroots favorite” – will discuss “the way forward after the shutdown and the crisis in GOP leadership.”¬†Which should be pretty interesting because as far as we’re concerned the only way forward for any politician wearing an “R” behind their name is self-immolation.

(Pause for those educated in South Carolina’s government-run schools to look up that word …)

Anyway, Gohmert is attending “The Charleston Meeting,” an invitation-only event organized by GOP gadfly Mallory Factor.

Also speaking? S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis, whose battle with the corrupt, money-losing S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission (SCRSIC) rages on.