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Members of Congress Urge Attorney General to Investigate Common Cause

Members of Congress sent a letter today, led by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to Attorney General Eric Holder. This letter urges the Attorney General to investigate the non-profit organization Common Cause.

“We should not have an organization, especially one that hides behind non-profit status, stirring up hatred and animosity to the point that people would say they have to string up a Supreme Court Justice,” said Rep. Gohmert. “There have been some outrageous things that have resulted in this fundraising gimmick by Common Cause. I fervently hope this time the Attorney General will not turn a blind eye to the threats captured on video that can and should be investigated.” 

Congressman Gohmert conducted a press conference last week in Washington, D.C. along with Rep. John Carter (R-TX), Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) in order to draw attention to the violent threats captured on video at a Common Cause organized rally against sitting Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Thomas as well as Thomas’ wife, Ginny.

To read the letter sent to Attorney General Holder, click here.

Congressman 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 was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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