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  • Senate, Congressional Western Caucuses Praise New Environmental Rule
    Posted in In The News on June 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Senate and the Congressional Western Caucuses are praising the United States Forest Service for its effort to revise the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to allow for increased activity on federal lands to better manage forests and help prevent catastrophic wildfires. This is an especially important decision in the wake of deadly wildfires that have struck the West, officials said. NEPA requires agencies to analyze the environmental impact of proposed actions before making decisions. “Or... Read more

  • GOP Rep. Compares FBI Surveillance of Trump Campaign to Watergate
    Posted in In The News on June 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representative Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) argued during a Monday House Judiciary Committee hearing that the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign was similar to the Nixon administration’s crimes during the Watergate scandal, reversing a comparison that many of his Democratic colleagues have used to impugn the conduct of President Trump. Addressing former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, who was called by House Democrats to serve as the hearing’s first witness, Gohmert agreed with the conte... Read more

  • GOP Rep Explains How Securing Border May Be 'The Most Single Compassionate Thing' US Can Do for Mexico
    Posted in In The News on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    A Republican congressman from Texas praised President Donald Trump for his action towards ending the immigration crisis taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border, proclaiming that the president’s proposed border wall would help Mexico and other countries in Central and South America. While giving an interview on Fox News’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on Monday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) — who serves on the powerful House Judiciary Committee — was pressed for his thoughts on the crisis taking place at th... Read more

  • Louie Gohmert fires back at Dems: The real scandal is ‘attempted coup’ against President Trump
    Posted in In The News on May 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, has had enough of Democrats targeting Attorney General William Barr, describing what he considers a nonsensical campaign to place the head of the Justice Department in contempt of Congress. Gohmert told his colleagues that the true scandal is the Obama intelligence apparatus’ “attempted coup” against President Trump. “We’ve never had the Intelligence Community, the FBI, people at the top of the DOJ abusing their powers to create a case against a president where there... Read more

  • Louie Gohmert accuses FBI Director Wray of a Hillary Clinton emails cover-up
    Posted in In The News on May 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert accused FBI Director Christopher Wray of a pro-Hillary Clinton cover-up on Wednesday. The Texas Republican said members of the Justice Department and FBI were "abusing their powers" to create a case against President Trump during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for full access to special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Gohmert argued the Democrat-led panel has done nothin... Read more

  • Border Rep.: ‘Every Gangster Coming Across Means Somebody’s Going to Be Raped…Going to be Robbed’
    Posted in In The News on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Every addition illegal alien gangster allowed into the U.S. ensures that more Americans will be raped and robbed, Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert said Wednesday. By diverting border personnel from border protection to care for illegal alien children and families, the U.S. is allowing dangerous illegal aliens into the country, Rep. Gohmert told Fox & Friends First: “It is just outrageous. And, every gangster coming across means somebody is going to be raped in this country, somebody is... Read more

  • Democrats vote to subpoena Mueller report over Republican objections
    Posted in In The News on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Democratic efforts to compel the release of the Mueller report to Congress from the Department of Justice ended as expected on Wednesday, but not without vocal pushback from Republicans. A meeting of the House Judiciary Committee resulted in a party-line 24-17 vote to authorize a subpoena of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of his investigation and all the underlying evidence from Attorney General William Barr. “Why are we here?” asked Judiciary member and Oversight Committee ranking mem... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: ‘There is a Brazen Invasion Occurring at Our Border’
    Posted in In The News on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), a former Texas state judge who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, said in a question-and-answer exchange with CNSNews.com that “there is a brazen invasion occurring at our border.” “This is a serious humanitarian and national security crisis, and as immigration enforcement professionals have repeatedly affirmed, there is no effective solution to that crisis that doesn’t include a physical barrier along at least part of our southern border,” Go... Read more

  • Soldier Granted Parole For Killing Afghan Civilian; Congressman: 'Deck Stacked' Against Him Under Obama Admin
    Posted in In The News on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, a former U.S soldier was granted parole after serving eight years of a life sentence for premeditated murder after shooting an Afghan civilian who attempted to take his firearm. According to an online petition started two years ago, Sergeant Derrick Miller was in Afghanistan for his third deployment in four years when the incident took place. “On September 24, Sgt. Miller’s attention was drawn to an Afghan national who had penetrated the defense perimeter set up by the US Army,” th... Read more

  • GOHMERT: Trump Derangement Syndrome Shouldn’t Prevent Democrats From Doing What’s Right For The Border
    Posted in In The News on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    No matter how loudly Democrats deny it, the national security crisis on our southern border isn’t going away. In fact, it’s getting worse. Just recently, several dozen Central American migrants tried to rush an international port of entry near Laredo, Texas — a move that forced U.S. authorities to shut down an entire bridge tp vehicle traffic for several hours. The migrants occupied the vehicle lane and attempted to breach the border, apparently in hopes of claiming asylum, but were stopped by U... Read more