Louis Buller (Louie) Gohmert, Jr. (born August 18, 1953) is an American politician and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's 1st congressional district.
Life and career
Gohmert was born in Pittsburg, Texas. He received his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1975. At A&M, he was a Brigade Commander of the Corps of Cadets and class president. He later received his Juris Doctor from Baylor University in Waco in 1977 where he also served as class president. Gohmert served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, at Fort Benning, Georgia, from 1978 to 1982. The majority of his U.S. Army legal service was as a defense attorney.
Gohmert was elected as a state district judge for Texas's 7th Judicial District comprising Smith County (Tyler) in 1992 ...
Representative Louie Gohmert (R–TX) visited The Heritage Foundation to show his support for Saving the American Dream as well as our nationwide educational effort with the Family Research Council, the Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote 2012 Tour .
Speaking to an impromptu audience gathered at Heritage, Gohmert’s passion for America’s future came through loud and clear:
Some people get so confused about the pursuit of happiness. They think the Constitution guarantees people a right to be happy. That’s up to us! The pursuit of happiness comes from opportunity. It does ...
Congressional Republicans haven't exactly minced words when when criticizing top Democrats in the federal government, with many of their attacks directed at President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Even though she's no longer speaker of the House, Pelosi continues to be one of the most unpopular figures among Republicans.
But according to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), the attacks on Obama and Pelosi came in spite of advice given to rank-and-file members by the GOP leadership.
"[The GOP leadership] have the desire to defeat Obama. I have a profound disagreement with ...
Congressman Louie Gohmert returns home to East Texas today, one day after Congress turned down a compromised version of the immigration bill. That bill included a version of a guest worker program. Among those against it, Congressman Gohmert who says not enough attention is being focused on securing the borders.
"We can't lose sight of the fact that we do need people to work here, but we need to deal with it in a legal fashion and the Senate version basically said, 'Gee the longer you break the law, then the more we are going to do for you,'" said District 1 Representative Louie Gohmert. ...
GOP scolds Lynch for dodging questions: 'Abdication of your responsibility' Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee blasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday for her refusal to answer questions about her decision to clear Hillary Clinton and all her aides of criminal wrongdoing for their mishandling of sensitive material.
"Your refusal to answer questions...is an abdication of your responsibility," Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told the attorney general after she had dodged a series of questions about her role in the conclusion of the Clinton email probe.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, noted Lynch's answers suggested she had not personally surveyed the evidence compiled by the FBI during its year-long investigation.
"You've given no indication whatsoever that you did any independent reading" of the facts of the case, Gohmert told the attorney general.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, slammed Lynch for announcing publicly that she would accept the FBI's indictment recommendations before she even knew what those would be, es
Gohmert on The Life & Legacy of Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Gohmert on The Life & Legacy of Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement honoring the life and legacy of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly:
“Phyllis Schlafly led in efforts to return America to being a shining light on a hill, a citadel for freedom and morality. She saw us losing our way, yet remained relentless in her efforts for her entire life. She was a leader, a warrior, a mentor, and a friend, even when we had a disagreement. Phyllis will continue to be an inspiration to me the rest of my life. She has fought the good fight, she has finished the course, she has kept the faith. And now, may the God Phyllis knew well grant her family the peace that passes all understanding during these difficult days ahead.”
Feds skip hearing on Obama's solar 'death ray' The Fish and Wildlife Service refused to attend a hearing Thursday to discuss penalties for a huge federally backed solar power plant that has incinerated dozens of protected birds with the "death rays" it produces.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, chaiman of the House Natural Resources Committee's oversight and investigations panel, criticized the Ivanpah power plant's harm to wildlife while failing to meet power production goals.
"The killing of the migratory birds, what are called 'streamers' at Ivanpah, carry stiff federal penalties for most citizens," Gohmert said in opening remarks. "But in yet another example of a federal double standard, it is unclear what the Department of Interior has done to protect these animals and hold these companies accountable."
"From the time of its construction onward, countless desert tortoises have been killed and dislocated," he said. "Its giant mirrors attract great numbers of birds that are often incinerated in midflight by the mirror directed su
Gohmert Remembers the Victims of the 9/11 Terrorist Attack Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today in remembrance of the thousands of Americans who were killed in the horrific terror attack on September 11, 2001:
“Today marks the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attack, the most heinous attack our homeland has ever suffered, in which completely innocent people living, working and enjoying America were murdered in a cold-blooded, pre-meditated act of war by evil, sadistic, radical Islamists who want to destroy us, our freedoms, and our way of life. All of America was devastated and mourned the loss of wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, children, and friends.
Yet on September 12th, and out of the wanton and despicable evil that brought about 9-11, came a unity, a caring, a oneness as a nation that we have not had to that extent since the end of 2001. We came together, not as individuals, but as one nation under God. We came together with such unity on 9-12 that ther