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. ...
Rep. Louie Gohmert Calls on Trump to Reissue Travel Ban President Donald Trump should immediately reissue his executive order on travel from the Middle East, but include more details about what it does and does not cover, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Friday, while accusing the 9th Circuit appellate court of not caring about the Constitution while upholding an order on the travel ban.
"Include in there what the White House had already explained, that it didn't apply to people that already had their green cards," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.
"That addresses the issue that the 9th Circuit raised. Even for people that don't care about the Constitution like the justices on the 9th Circuit, that ought to take care of it."
And if that doesn't work and someone else challenges the executive order," it ought to be "somebody that cares about the Constitution, perhaps in the 5th Circuit," Gohmert said.
The appeals court's decision, which blocks Trump from restoring his executive order, did not mention the law tha
Gohmert Introduces The Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands (FRESH) Act Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced companion legislation (HR 928) in the House of Representatives to the Senate version of the FRESH Act, introduced by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
This legislation would give states the right to regulate hydraulic fracturing on all land within the boundaries of the States. It would also force companies with hydraulic fracturing operations on Federal lands to comply with current State laws.
“In the wake of the overreaching and unaccountable Obama Administration, the need to ensure that states have sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing is more apparent than ever. Texas agencies are routinely much more accountable, more knowledgeable of the fracturing and production procedures used in Texas, and much less indiscriminate, while being focused like a laser on the very air, water, environment that the Texas agency members have to breathe, drink, and live in, much more so than DC-entrenched bureaucrats. With the prospects of a new energy and
Louie Gohmert on Sally Yates firing: ‘Hacks have to be jacked’ Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, on Tuesday applauded President Trump’s firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, saying political “hacks” “have to be jacked.”
“She violated her oath. She needed to go. She obviously had a political agenda because if she cared about the Constitution and she thought there was some problem with naming these seven countries, she should have brought that up before Obama left office,” Mr. Gohmert said on “Fox & Friends.”
“But politically, she showed herself to be a political hack, and hacks have to be jacked,” he said. “And she’s been jacked, and she’s gone.”
Mr. Trump fired Ms. Yates Monday evening after she instructed Justice Department lawyers not to present arguments for Mr. Trump’s “extreme vetting” executive order restricting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.
The White House said Ms. Yates “betrayed the Justice Department” with the move and that she is “weak on borders and very weak
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Protests Against Gorsuch Nomination Are ‘Fake News’ Funded by ‘Soros Money’ Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Breitbart News Daily he was “excited” by President Donald Trump’s choice of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.
“This is exactly why I got behind Donald Trump,” he told SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. “This is why I was excited election night, is because we all expected Trump to keep his word. He has. He picked somebody from the list, and, in fact, he didn’t just pick somebody from the list; he may have picked the very best person from the list.”
“This is a man that, as far as we know, has not ruled on an abortion case, but we know from what he has ruled on that he believes in the Constitution,” Gohmert noted. “He believes that we have a right to religious freedom. Just as the government’s not to establish a religion, they’re not to prohibit the free exercise. We’ve had some justices – we’ve still got them on the court – that believe that the government can restrict the peaceful exer