U.S. Congressman LOUIE GOHMERT: Proudly Serving the First District of Texas


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Election Leaves Gohmert Blessed But Concerned

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Washington, November 5, 2014 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the election results in Texas and throughout the country:

“This election reinforces that I am the most blessed servant member of the United States Congress. The overwhelming majority of east Texans want their children to at least have the chance for a better life than they have had.

Proverbs says, ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ Unfortunately, if there was vision in this administration, it has been one of full government intrusion, manipulation, and lawlessness, with limited healthcare, especially for seniors and non-government workers.

This administration has had this country on a course of less opportunity, less respect abroad while creating more enemies and fewer allies. We’ve had more tax dollars doing less for the country but more for bureaucrats, leaving fewer Americans working than at any time since the Carter days of malaise.  American voters from all races, creeds, colors, national origins and both genders realized we needed to get off the track to government on the people, crushing the people and spying on the people, back to a government of, by and for the people. 

Opinion polling of voters indicates Republicans have not earned the respect of the people though they overwhelmingly got their votes. Now that we have the majority in both houses, we must end Republican leader lethargy and begin restoring the national economy and our international greatness that has rusted away. Though some wonder what difference it makes to discern our mistakes, we must know what we’ve done wrong to avoid those errors in the future.

We must restore faith by our allies that we will cease pouring money and weapons into the hands of those who want to destroy us. We must encourage lawful immigration, while making sure that we are secure from disease and destruction coming across porous borders. 

Speaking up and standing up on the foundation of truth and our nation’s Constitution has been and will remain my charge. I am humbled to be so blessed by such support for my efforts.”

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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