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Gohmert Asks President to Voluntarily Suspend Golf Outings

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding a letter he sent to the White House requesting that President Obama put a halt to his golf trips until White House tours resume:

“It is not only disappointing, it is discouraging that the Obama Administration has decided to cancel all White House tours. This decision clearly demonstrates the administration’s agenda of choosing to punish the American people through politically self-serving maneuvers. As an American that values our history, I find the decision to shut the doors to the White House to this nation’s schoolchildren and families more than troublesome.

“First Lady Michelle Obama said it best:

 ‘This is really what the White House is all about. It’s the “People’s House.” It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can.’

“During these tough economic times many Americans have planned, saved and scrimped enough funds to make their way to the nation’s Capitol this spring. It is more than troublesome that our President is standing in the way of families and lifelong memories. President Obama has often called for solidarity in his speeches. Now is the time for our Commander-in-Chief to lead the way.”

 To read the full letter sent to the White House, click here.

 Congressman Louie 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 also served as Chief Justice of Texas' 12th Court of Appeals.

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