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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Trump Calls It Like He Sees It

Theodore Bunker, Newsmax

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Washington, August 23, 2017 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, complimented President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his speech in Arizona Tuesday night, saying it shows the qualities that got him elected.

"President Trump's speech in Arizona was a prime example of why he was elected: he calls it like he sees it. The American people respond to honesty," Gohmert told The Dallas Morning News in a statement.

Gohmert also voiced his support for Trump's plan for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying on "The Laura Ingraham Show" that "some of the Republican leaders" are "right there with the obstructionist Democrats" for holding back funding.

"I had a problem with one thing in the Trump speech, and that was when he said, 'Now, the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it,' build that wall," the congressman said, according to Lifezette. "And I'm going, 'What about some of the Republican leaders that are right there with the obstructionist Democrats?' [Trump] was being so nice, I thought, last night."

"So I think that some of us may just have to say, 'We're going to vote against every rule until you agree to have money in there to build the wall,'" he added. "And, of course, that kind of position gets the Republican leadership upset. But I'm sick of this. This is ridiculous. The wall was one of the things that got President Trump elected, and I'm very grateful that he hasn't walked away from that."
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