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. ...
Gohmert on House Resolution 11 and Introduction of Bill to Defund United Nations Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his vote against U.S. House Resolution 11 and the bill he introduced today in Congress which would withhold any and all funds from the United Nations until United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, regarding Israel’s Settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, is repealed in its entirety:
“Today we voted on U.S. House Resolution 11 that directly undermines Israel’s right to self-defense and supports Israel giving up land under circumstances that are not applied to other nations in the U.N. We should have simply condemned the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 in our resolution, but instead our bill included language the U.S. should not support.”
“In four places the resolution demanded a ‘two-state solution’ which would require the dividing of Israel. Even beyond the governmental and foreign policy concerns, the vote has eternal consequences for anyone who believes
Gohmert: Schumer Wants Trump Off Twitter so NY Times Can Be News Source Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants President-elect Donald Trump to quit using Twitter because he wants the public to "hear nothing but The New York Times," Rep. Louie Gohmert said Wednesday morning.
"Trump is not going to let that happen," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "He's going to get the final word and straighten them out when they lie about it."
During his opening remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, Schumer, a New York Democrat, addressed Trump and his use of Twitter directly, telling him that "making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue. With all due respect to you, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency."
Schumer is a "smart man," Gohmert said, before qualifying that statement. "We have to give him that. He is. Like a broken clock, he's right a couple of times a day, but look at the other things he's been saying."
However, Gohmert pointed out that Schumer has also told Republicans that if they "didn't g
Gohmert: Schumer hoping New York Times can drown out Trump's tweets Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Wednesday morning that Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer oppose President-elect Trump's endless tweeting because they'd rather have people read the left-leaning press.
Schumer used his opening-day speech in the Senate Tuesday to say a "Twitter presidency" is a bad idea.
"Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue," Schumer said. "With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency."
"Of course he wants Trump to get off Twitter, because he wants the public to hear nothing but the New York Times," Gohmert shot back Wednesday on Fox News.
The exchange is one that's likely to repeat itself over and over again. Trump's camp has promised that Trump would continue to tweet even after he takes office on Jan. 20.
Schumer argued Tuesday that the issues facing the nation require a more careful, nuanced discussion than the kind of exchange that's possible on Twitter.
"We have real challenge
Rep. Louie Gohmert: After Years of Inaction Under Boehner, Congress Now Keeping Obamacare Repeal Promise Under Trump Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Breitbart News Daily Thursday that there was “a lot of excitement” in the new 115th Congress.
“I haven’t seen or felt this kind of excitement since my first term in 2005, when we had the presidency as Republicans did – the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate,” he told SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam. “There was so much optimism, and we were so excited. We were going to totally reform Social Security so it would be there for generations to come. No one would have to worry about it again. Bush was pushing, and we were totally going to revamp the tax code. We were going to make all these great changes. The Speaker was Hastert, the Majority Leader in the Senate was Bill Frist – heck of a nice guy.”
Despite Gohmert’s cheery tone, it quickly became clear he was telling a cautionary tale of political tragedy.
“After a year, nothing had been done, and it was, ‘You know what? It’s too big of a push. We’re not going