U.S. Congressman LOUIE GOHMERT: Proudly Serving the First District of Texas



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Gohmert on Attorney General Holder’s Resignation
September 25, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the announcement that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down from his position: “For many years now, I have been calling for Attorney General Holder’s resignation. Not only has he lied before Members of Congress and, ultimately, been held in contempt, he has obfuscated the truth and been the most partisan, partial, prejudiced and self-pitying Attorney General in my lifetime, including John Mitchell who went to jail ... More
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Gohmert: Obama’s Praise for Radical Muslim Cleric is ‘Truly Unsettling’
September 24, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) said that it is “truly unsettling” and “utterly appalling” that President Obama went before the United Nations on Wednesday and praised a controversial Muslim cleric who endorsed a fatwa encouraging the murder of U.S. troops in Iraq. Obama came under scrutiny yesterday after the Washington Free Beacon reported on his commendation of controversial cleric Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, who the president referred to as a moderate Muslim capable of helping to combat the I... More
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Gohmert Introduces Bill Preventing Federal Government from Mandating Food Requirements for Schools
September 19, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his bill, the ‘‘EDIBLE Act” which is an acronym for the longer name of the bill, the ‘Eliminate Dogmatic Interference by Bureaucratic Lunch Extremists Act', which would prevent the federal government from making any food mandates or requirements for schools that are not completely paid for with federal funds: "The best thing the federal government could do, regarding the federal food mandates for students, is completely drop t... More
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Gohmert Slams Obama's ISIS Strategy
September 18, 2014
HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert took to the House floor on Tuesday, and gave a riveting speech against arming the Syrian rebels. "The truth is, under this president, we trained people in Libya, we provided weapons in Libya that were then used against us in Benghazi," the Congressman said. There are Americans dead because this administration felt compelled to go in and take out Gaddafi." px;">He continued, "One of the big problems is too…when we go in and train, as this presiden... More
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Rep. Louie Gohmert Votes Against Arming ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels
September 17, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against an amendment that would authorize the training and equipping of ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels: "The House voted today to back President Obama’s deeply flawed mission to arm Syrian rebels – purportedly to stop the Islamic State. I voted against this effort because the Syrian rebels this President wants to continue arming and training has strong ties to the very group that we are supposedly fighting. Though Pres... More
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