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  • Gohmert Responds to Group Calling for Town Hall Meeting
    Posted in In The News on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A group of demonstrators gathered Tuesday on the square in Tyler to push for immigration and health care reform. The group goes by Indivisible of Smith County and called for a town hall meeting with Rep. Louie Gohmert. Gohmert was dining at nearby Jack Ryan's during the demonstration. He responded Tuesday afternoon, issuing the following statement: The communication below is being sent to those constituents who have demanded a public town hall meeting mainly for the purpose of... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Calls on Trump to Reissue Travel Ban
    Posted in In The News on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Donald Trump should immediately reissue his executive order on travel from the Middle East, but include more details about what it does and does not cover, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Friday, while accusing the 9th Circuit appellate court of not caring about the Constitution while upholding an order on the travel ban. "Include in there what the White House had already explained, that it didn't apply to people that already had their green cards," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & F... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: Protests Against Gorsuch Nomination Are ‘Fake News’ Funded by ‘Soros Money’
    Posted in In The News on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Breitbart News Daily he was “excited” by President Donald Trump’s choice of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. “This is exactly why I got behind Donald Trump,” he told SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. “This is why I was excited election night, is because we all expected Trump to keep his word. He has. He picked somebody from the list, and, in fact, he didn’t just pick somebody from the list; he may have picked the very best person from the list.” “This is a man that, as... Read more

  • Louie Gohmert on Sally Yates firing: ‘Hacks have to be jacked’
    Posted in In The News on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, on Tuesday applauded President Trump’s firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, saying political “hacks” “have to be jacked.” “She violated her oath. She needed to go. She obviously had a political agenda because if she cared about the Constitution and she thought there was some problem with naming these seven countries, she should have brought that up before Obama left office,” Mr. Gohmert said on “Fox & Friends.” “But politically, she showed herself ... Read more

  • 7 Investigates: Growing caseloads plague federal immigration courts, letting many remain in the country
    Posted in In The News on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The death of an East Texas girl in November raised questions over the procedure of the 'immigration hold' process that is supposed to keep people who are not in the country legally in jail until a court hearing can be scheduled. In the case of Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, the man arrested in the capital murder of Kayla Gomez Orozco, he had a pending immigration case at the time of his 2016 arrest. The "immigration holds" are placed on suspects by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement... Read more

  • U.S. House votes to approve Kari’s Law
    Posted in In The News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    (KLTV) -The U.S. House passed a bill Monday requiring business owners across to provide a direct 9-1-1 dial access.The bill will be sent next to the U.S. Senate, who will vote on it before it ultimately, if passed by the Senate, lands on the President's desk for a signature. The House voted 408-0 in favor of the Kari's Law bill. Kari’s Law came about after an East Texas mother, Kari Hunt, was attacked by her estranged husband at Marshall’s Baymont Inn & Suites in December of 2013. In attempts to... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: After Years of Inaction Under Boehner, Congress Now Keeping Obamacare Repeal Promise Under Trump
    Posted in In The News on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Breitbart News Daily Thursday that there was “a lot of excitement” in the new 115th Congress. “I haven’t seen or felt this kind of excitement since my first term in 2005, when we had the presidency as Republicans did – the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate,” he told SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam. “There was so much optimism, and we were so excited. We were going to totally reform Social Security so it would be there for generations to come. No... Read more

  • Gohmert: Schumer hoping New York Times can drown out Trump's tweets
    Posted in In The News on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Wednesday morning that Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer oppose President-elect Trump's endless tweeting because they'd rather have people read the left-leaning press. Schumer used his opening-day speech in the Senate Tuesday to say a "Twitter presidency" is a bad idea. "Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue," Schumer said. "With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency." "Of course he wants T... Read more

  • Gohmert: Schumer Wants Trump Off Twitter so NY Times Can Be News Source
    Posted in In The News on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants President-elect Donald Trump to quit using Twitter because he wants the public to "hear nothing but The New York Times," Rep. Louie Gohmert said Wednesday morning. "Trump is not going to let that happen," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "He's going to get the final word and straighten them out when they lie about it." During his opening remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, Schumer, a New York Democrat, addressed Trump and ... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert: Speaker Ryan Promised Hastert Rule, No Amnesty, No Trade Deals
    Posted in In The News on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Speaker Paul Ryan will freeze amnesty bills, sideline open-border trade deals and revive the Hastert Rule, said Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who supported the Jan. 3 reelection of Ryan to the Speaker’s chair. “House Speaker Paul Ryan and I had two substantive private discussions on the legislative agenda for the 115th Congress and came to an understanding,” Gohmert told Breitbart News. One Ryan promise that won his vote, said Gohmert, was Ryan’s support for the Hastert Rule, which forbids the... Read more