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  • Rep. Gohmert on First 100 Days: Trump’s Big Mistake Was Trusting Congress
    Posted in In The News on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) covered several topics with Breitbart News Radio SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday, including the possibility of a government shutdown, the border wall, and how Trump has done in his first 100 days. Regarding the later, said Gohmert, “It goes back to the Animal House line, “Well, you messed up. You trusted us,” referring to Trump trusting in Congress. Gohmert went on, “He has learned that when it comes to bills, he will probably need to be more hands on and make sure... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Says Blame Shutdown On The Democrats
    Posted in In The News on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) spoke with WIBC Morning Host Tony Katz about President Trump, working with Democrats, the border and a possible government shutdown. Rep. Gohmert on a possible shutdown and funding the wall: I don't think there will be a shutdown. For one thing, there are a lot of ways to pay for the wall. And there is flexibility with money that has been appropriated in the past. Some was appropriated for the wall! Both some in Congress and the Administration are trying to figure out h... Read more

  • Gohmert: U.S. could toughen takedown tactics
    Posted in In The News on April 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Amid ever-escalating tension in the Middle East, East Asia and around the world, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert is at a crossroads: while advocating limited involvement in Syria, he’s also ready for a debate on eliminating the threat of North Korea – starting with dictator Kim Jong Un. “On one hand, he’s China’s problem,” Gohmert said, “but on the other hand he’s the world’s problem.” In a far-ranging interview with the Kilgore News Herald this week, the seventh-term representative from Texas’ First Co... Read more

  • GOHMERT: Bill Last Week Was NOT Obamacare Repeal or Replacement
    Posted in In The News on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear East Texans, Republicans have been promising to repeal Obamacare for seven years now. Some of us have proposed bills that had good provisions that would repeal Obamacare. In fact, we voted on a bill that would have been more of a repeal than this one through the House and Senate last year and put it on then-President Obama’s desk for signature. He vetoed the bill. But let’s be clear: the bill last week was NOT a repeal. It was NOT a replacement. It was an Obamacare tweak giving additional p... Read more

  • EXCLUSIVE: Podesta Was Board Member Of Firms Linked To Russian Investors
    Posted in In The News on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert, an outspoken House Republican from Texas, is calling for a congressional investigation of John Podesta’s role with Rusnano, a state-run company founded by Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta — Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman and former President Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff — first made contact with the Russian firm in 2011, when he joined the boards and executive comm... Read more

  • 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