Here is some of the response from TalkingPointsMemo.
Pentagon officials on Monday assured Texas residents that upcoming military exercises in the state is not part of a plot to take over Texas, despite conspiracy theorists' concerns that the U.S. will impose martial law in the state.
Defense officials rejected the "wild speculation" about the "Jade Helm 15" exercise, which prompted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to order the Texas State Guard to oversee the exercises.
"Operation Jade Helm poses no threat to any American’s civil liberties," Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told McClatchy. "Operation Jade Helm is being conducted by Americans – by, specifically, American special forces personnel."
Abbott has been reading too much fiction. Or maybe he is just as bat-s*#t crazy as Gohmert and the rest of the Tea Potty.