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  • Texas lawmaker calls for DOJ investigation of Charlottesville violence
    Posted in In The News on August 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert said Sunday the Justice Department should investigate Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer and “Unite the Right” rally organizer Jason Kessler for their roles in violent clashes that resulted the death of an anti-racism protester at last Saturday’s rally. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Mr. Gohmert said there should be a Justice Department investigation into who is responsible for what occurred in Charlottesville, where white nationalists an... Read more

  • Congress Seeks Wasserman Schultz Testimony in IT Scandal Investigation
    Posted in In The News on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Leading members seek investigation into Democratic IT staffers access of congressional data Congressional leaders are interested in conducting their own independent investigation into a growing scandal surrounding IT staffers working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment from House lawmakers' offices. One of these IT staffers, Imran Awan, was arrested this week when trying to travel to Pakistan and charged with bank fraud after a ... Read more

  • Legislators address communication concerns
    Posted in In The News on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Longview, TEXAS (KETK) - The men and women we elect to office say hearing from their constituents is a vital part of democracy. But when there aren't town halls to attend, the only way to make your voice heard may be to call or write. In an effort to see just how many local lawmakers actually take the time to call you back, the KETK team posed as constituents, and called every East Texas Representative and Senator. In all only two of our calls calls were returned. But these type of calls to legi... Read more

  • GOHMERT OPED: Don’t Let Congress Seize Control Of State Malpractice Laws
    Posted in In The News on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    In the realm of the rights of each individual State, nothing should be more sacred than a State’s right to make its own laws regarding its own lawsuits, pending in its own State courts. Activities that occurred wholly within the State’s own borders, involving people that are all residents of that specific State, fall under the State’s own jurisdiction. That would normally be what informally is called a “no-brainer.” But, not so fast – not while the United States Congress is in session. Here’s wh... Read more

  • Gohmert: Anti-GOP Shooter Was Conditioned By Media’s ‘Hate-Filled Propaganda’
    Posted in In The News on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert unloaded on the media and Obama-era holdovers at the Department of Justice on Wednesday after the FBI announced that it was treating last week’s attempted mass assassination of Republican congressmen as “assault” rather than terrorism. Gohmert said that the FBI’s refusal to label the attack as terrorism indicates that there are too many officials from the previous administration in the DOJ and charged that the left-wing shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, was condit... Read more

  • East Texas congressman reacts to Wednesday's shooting
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    It’s the first year in many that Congressman Louie Gohmert wasn’t on the Alexandria baseball diamond, practicing for the charity game that Republicans and Democrats play annually. But many of his friends were, and Gohmert says that Thursday night, he’ll be in the stands to support his colleagues and their staffers, and all who were affected by the Wednesday morning shooting of four people. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, of Bellevillle, Illinois, later died of his injuries. “I’m usually out the... Read more

  • GOP rep: DOJ conspiracy targeting Trump
    Posted in In The News on June 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Sunday that he believes there is a conspiracy within the Department of Justice to destroy President Trump. “We have a conspiracy remaining afoot in the Department of Justice that is out to destroy this president and they’ve got to be fired, if not worse,” Gohmert told Fox News. The Republican congressman took aim at fired FBI Director James Comey for not writing a memo detailing a meeting with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch during which she told Comey to ... Read more

  • Gohmert: Congress must act on out-of-control P.C. courts
    Posted in In The News on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    The fact that America’s national security is being sacrificed by radical federal courts should spur Congress to act, says a conservative member of Congress. Appearing Sunday on Fox News, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, remarked on how political correctness helps foment terror attacks like Saturday night’s tragedy in London — and how similar thinking in the United States judicial branch ought to be dealt with in light of the Constitution. “There’s been a lot of P.C. here that has caused us problems,... Read more

  • Gohmert Slams Mueller: He's 'Egotistical' and 'a Problem'
    Posted in In The News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is "egotistical" and "he's a problem," and should not have been named as a special counsel to lead the probe into Russia's meddling with last year's elections, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Thursday. "I remember all too well the invaluable damage that that man did to the FBI," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program about Mueller, who served as FBI director under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. "He had a five-year up or out program all... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert takes on Dems’ Comey Shakespearean theater
    Posted in In The News on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Normally, when a bipartisanly disliked and distrusted public administrator is removed from office, one would imagine that there would be some semblance of consensus – or, at least, consistency in how the news would fall. However, we find ourselves in the midst of the Trump administration, and consensus and consistency – even on political no-brainers – must always bring outrage from the opposition. Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, joined the ranks of those calling out the pointless and hypocri... Read more