Kimberly Willingham (202) 225-3035
March 1, 2012
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today after hearing the devastating news of the sudden and unexpected death of conservative writer, Andrew Breitbart:
“This nation and freedom have lost a great proponent and defender. Andrew Breitbart was a converted liberal who became a passionate conservative voice for liberty, opportunity and truth. He unashamedly and unabashedly carried the torch of American patriotism, while the brightness of his flame only intensified with every passing day. Though Andrew did great service to himself, his family and his nation, I pray that his greatest contribution to this, the greatest nation in world history, will be the inspiration he has been and will be to so many who saw his devotion, saw his commitment, saw his goals, vision and will, who then go out and restore and achieve more in the name of liberty than one extraordinary person could ever achieve individually. He was a lover of liberty, a lover of family, lover of God, a lover of this nation, and especially a lover of life. He was also a bright and encouraging friend to me.”
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.
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