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


In The News

Rep. Louie Gohmert Says Blame Shutdown On The Democrats

By Tony Katz, WIBC

f t # e
Washington, April 25, 2017 | comments

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 how much is left of the $4 billion that was previously appropriated to build a wall, a virtual wall, whatever is appropriate.

If there is (a shutdown,) it is 100% attributable to the Democrats refusing to allow the president to keep a promise.
On the first 100 days:

If you take a look at what he has already gotten done. The Congressional Review Act; we worked hand in hand to get bills passed. 12 of them. To reign in the overregulation. That's really helpful to the economy, to Americans. The one problem he ran into was on the healthcare bill. I mean, if I had been the president, I would have been shocked coming in from the business world where people that he worked with, that he counted on to prepare documents, would never dare to prepare something that wasn't exactly what it was supposed to be.

Well, he trusted Congress to prepare a bill that did what Congress and the president had promised, and it didn't. Heck, the bill we passed two years ago did more to repeal Obamacare then the bill we had this time.

I don't think you will see the president being as trusting of Congress to take care of the details on the tax bill like he originally did on the healthcare bill.
On the nuclear deal:

...so many of us were just beating our heads against the wall. This Iran deal it was a treaty, and it should have required a two-third vote in the Senate in order to ratify it. It was a heck of a nice guy, Sen. Corker (R-TN,) that was the lead on pushing through a bill that turned the Constitution upside down. We should never have allowed the president to get into this.

It forced the (Obama) Administration to do what they wanted, and that is to try to make the Iranian blood-thirsty leaders at the top look like they were really good people, and it was a good deal.

f t # e