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  • Rep. Gohmert: Trump ‘Being Set Up for Failure,’ Ryancare Doesn’t Fully Repeal Obamacare
    Posted in In The News on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday regarding the latest on Ryancare. Gohmert called the current bill “a formula for disaster,” insisting it’s likely the courts would end up having the final say in terms of preserving Obamacare due to the way the bill is written. “I think the President’s being set up for failure,” added Gohmert, “and I know people are anxious just to get this bill passed.” He continued, “We can’t just cave in and say, oh... Read more

  • Republicans remain fractured on Obamacare repeal; considering ‘collapse and replace’ option
    Posted in In The News on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he knows how to force Democrats to work with Republicans on a plan to replace Obamacare, but other Republicans aren’t so sure that taking the bipartisan route is such a good idea, given what the GOP promised throughout the 2016 campaign. During an interview with TheBlaze, Graham recommended his fellow Republicans let Obamacare collapse under its own weight. Graham said that if changes can’t be made to the House GOP health care bill currently being debated in the... Read more

  • Texas Rep Pushing Ryan For House IT Scandal Probe Briefing
    Posted in In The News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert is pushing his party’s leadership to hold a caucus briefing on the U.S. Capitol Police criminal investigation into the five congressional Information Technology (IT) workers suspected of stealing congressional data. “I’m circulating a letter, and we’re going to ask for just that,” Gohmert told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Thursday following a “Conversation with Conservatives” news conference. Congress needs to know more about three Paki... Read more

  • Freedom Caucus Chair Meadows: Replacement Sets ‘New Entitlement, Keeps Some Taxes, Doesn’t Repeal All of Obamacare’
    Posted in In The News on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) stated that the GOP’s Obamacare replacement “sets a new entitlement, keeps some taxes, doesn’t repeal all of Obamacare.” Meadows said that some progress has been made on the bill, and “I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the fact that some of the taxes that were in the initial version have been eliminated, and so, we can applaud that.” He added that “we don’t really get r... Read more

  • Agents detail 'daily' border fence battle, seek post-Obama 'restart'
    Posted in In The News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    In the tiny Arizona city of Douglas, a Border Patrol surveillance camera is trained on a 10-foot-high fence with Mexico. After a few seconds, footage shows a figure appearing out of nowhere and the fence suddenly opens to allow a pickup truck through. A car follows, and they speed off into adjoining neighborhoods while the makeshift gate slams shut. The Wild West still has a foothold here, more than 100 years after gunslingers Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday called Douglas home. Only the outlaws are... Read more

  • 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