CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
Justice for Warriors Caucus Defends Army Doctor Facing Retaliation Over COVID Vaccine Waivers
After learning that U.S. Army Maj. Samuel Sigoloff was the target of retaliation and possibly illegal acts by his chain of command, the Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus is calling on the Secretary of the Army to expedite a review and approval of Maj. Sigoloff’s request to be honorably separated from the military.
Maj. Sigoloff, a board-certified family physician with a stellar reputation, has practiced medicine in the Army for over ten years. Since he utilized his sound medical and professional judgment and issued a handful of COVID vaccine waivers to patients, his commanders in the Army have overturned his medical assessments, relieved him from his medical position, and sought to take away his license to practice medicine.
The Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus stands with Dr. Sigoloff.
“It appears that some individuals in charge at the U.S. Army feel they know what is best for Maj. Sigoloff’s patients, and have decided to try to practice medicine without a license. The retaliatory and visceral response to Maj. Sigoloff is nothing short of an abomination. I applaud him for his courage in using his sound medical judgment to treat and guide his patients, even in the face of enormous improper command and political pressures to do otherwise.
“The Department of Defense also needs to be aware that the COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent transmission of the virus and the CDC has updated its guidance to recommend that vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals be treated the same way. This ludicrous experimental vaccine mandate should never have been implemented in the U.S. military in the first place and we are long overdue for its conclusion—not to mention a formal apology from the Secretary of Defense for this brutish temper tantrum that resulted in an unethical medical directive.”—Rep. Louie Gohmert, CJWC Chairman
“The retaliation Major Sigoloff faces is unjust and wrong. Despite acting in his official capacity with patients as a licensed physician and within existing DOD policy, he is now threatened with political retribution, including attempts by non-medical personnel to strip him of his license to practice medicine. I am determined to ensure that the military is not denying our service members their basic Constitutional rights." – Rep Daniel Webster
“The overt politicization of our military under this Commander-in-Chief is damaging not only to our operational readiness but to the careers and livelihoods of soldiers who have dedicated their lives to service. Maj. Sigoloff is Exhibit A. Partisan political agendas should not stand between him and an honorable separation after an exemplary career.”—Rep. Brian Mast
“Dr. Sigoloff does not deserve to be punished by woke leftists in the military for making medical decisions based on science. Instead, he deserves nothing short of being honorably discharged for his exemplary medical career in the United States Navy.”—Rep. Paul GosarRead More
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was joined by a number of GOP colleagues in a letter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding she end the unconstitutional COVID vaccine mandate for school children ages 12 and up.
The text of the letter can be found HERE.
“Mayor Bowser’s reign throughout the COVID pandemic has been nothing short of tyrannical and disastrous—not to mention hypocritical. Her ludicrous vaccine mandate for city restaurants and other venues ended just weeks after its implementation, after doing massive damage to the restaurants and the city she was supposed to help. She shamelessly partied maskless with celebrities just hours before she forced everyone in the city to wear masks indoors. And now, she is continuing down the same totalitarian, unscientific path as she forces D.C.’s children to choose between receiving an education and taking the experimental COVID shot that scientific statistics show the children don’t need.
“Those who are set to benefit from this ruthless, despotic mandate are the pharmaceutical companies who get to add additional billions to their coffers thanks to the lies we were fed by the likes of Doctors Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx and Rochelle Walensky. The distress, depression and impairment to any success for children, mostly from low-income families, could be catastrophic. Wealthier families can move their children to a private school, if not already there. The mayor is sticking it to the children of poorer families.
“With each passing day, we learn more about the possibility that risks of this rushed vaccine outweigh the benefits--especially for children, who are at statistically zero risk from COVID. Also, the long-term consequences of administering such technology have yet to be revealed. If Mayor Bowser does not reverse her decision on this mandate, it is time for Congress to consider repealing the Home Rule Act to help save the DC children.”—Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01)
“Millions of unvaccinated lawbreakers are pouring across our southern border, yet the Mayor of DC sees it fit to force American school kids be injected in order to attend class. The Mayor needs to rethink this foolish and unconstitutional mandate.” -Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04)
“DC’s tyrannical vaccine mandate is further proof that the leadership of the American people’s capital city is incapable of governing. We have known for over a year that the COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent transmission, yet the DC mayor is pushing through a political mandate that will pointlessly force more students out of classrooms – compounding the irreparable harm school lockdowns already caused our kids.”—Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21)
“Mayor Bowser’s vaccine mandate is illogical, unconstitutional, and irreparably harmful. While Washington is no stranger to Bowser’s medical tyranny, this latest abuse of power presents yet another glaring example as to why Congress must repeal the failed experiment of D.C. Home Rule and return our nation’s capital back to the American people.”—Rep. Andrew Clyde (GA-9)Read More
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) joined Dr. Simone Gold today as she was released from federal prison after she was unjustly prosecuted by the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice. He also presented her with a flag which was flown over the U.S. Capitol to celebrate her invaluable work and contributions to public health, medical freedom and our God-given constitutional rights.
The Congressman released the following statement:
“Dr. Gold is a patriot and an American hero. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, she exposed the world to life-saving early treatment options that undoubtedly saved many lives. Tragically, her sound medical advice was viciously attacked and suppressed by a corrupt media captured by pharmaceutical companies with a clear financial agenda.
“After having her name and reputation shamefully dragged through the mud, the Biden administration’s DOJ threw her in prison for peacefully walking into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and delivering a speech. Dr. Gold is the definition of what a political prisoner looks like—something I never thought I’d see here in the United States of America.
“God Bless Dr. Gold. History will not look kindly upon those who persecuted—and prosecuted—doctors who spoke out against the COVID lockdown, mask and vaccine mandates.”Read More
Rep. Gohmert Responds to DOJ’s Third-World Politics Raid on Mar-a-Lago
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement in response to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid:
"We have known for years that the FBI, DOJ, DNC, Intel Community, State Department, even DOD, Clinton campaign, a DC law firm, a foreign agent, a Russian with questionable ties, and others worked to prevent Donald Trump from being elected and then to throw him out of office while they lied for years about him being a puppet of Putin. Nothing effective has been done other than cover-ups, which have now included protecting candidate Joe Biden and now President Biden. Democrats have refused to protect Americans from drugs, violence, and cartels pouring over our border, while pushing us into recession. Hunter Biden and President Biden have been protected from prosecution by the DOJ and Secret Service.
"This is an absolutely incredible move by the DOJ to pursue, harass and now invade the former President’s home, who had authority to declassify documents. As we have seen with many January 6th defendants, the process is the punishment.
"To Republicans and Libertarians of good heart and conscience: Do not let this lawless government provoke violence. We have seen this before. They will use it to declare more emergencies, perhaps even take more of our liberties, and attempt to steal the upcoming election, and make this the totalitarian, Orwellian police state toward which they have been moving us. Conservatives need to stay peaceful while verbally proclaiming the incredible abuses of these dictator wannabes.
"This is precisely what has occurred repeatedly in third-world countries by megalomaniacal dictators. The entire world has seen that President Biden is not mentally capable of making a cogent decision, and as a result, one of the main problems we face as a nation is not knowing who is pulling these tyrannical strings.
"Perhaps Merrick Garland gave us a clue when he, in effect, indicated he would be watching the Pelosi-directed J6 macabre Marxist show trial to get his marching orders. Looks like he got them.”Read More
"The January 6th Committee hearings have gone beyond the 1950’s Congressional hearing slurs and become nothing more than a Soviet-style propaganda production. Their blatant and disgusting attempt to mislead the public by implying that my documented requests for pardons for other deserving individuals was a request for a pardon for myself is malicious, despicable and unfit for a U.S. Congressional hearing. I requested pardons for brave U.S. service members and military contractors who were railroaded by the justice system due to superiors playing politics, as well as a civilian leader who was also wronged by a despicable injustice. These requests were all far prior to, and completely unrelated to January 6.
"I had and have nothing for which to seek a pardon and my requests were for others unassociated with government in Washington, DC. Any assertion to the contrary is unequivocally and maliciously false. Any Committee Members or witness involved should be ashamed for perpetuating such a falsehood, but that would require a conscience to feel such shame."
Rep. Gohmert Slams COVID Vax “Dystopian Experiment” at FDA Meeting
Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke at the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) meeting to express his concerns over the COVID-19 vaccine Emergency Use Authorization for young children. In his remarks, the Congressman asked a number of critical questions about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines and stated, “I’m deeply concerned that the push to vaccinate these children is nothing more than a dystopian experiment with unknown consequences.” The questions originated from a letter the congressman and 17 other concerned lawmakers sent to VRBPAC last week.
Some of the questions the Congressman posed to the panel include:
Why has the FDA refused to release the hundreds of thousands of pages of data from pre-approval manufacturer studies, post-approval adverse events data, and other post-approval manufacturer data?
What is the cardiac risk factor in administering these COVID vaccines to children?
Is it possible that the proposed COVID vaccines in young children could create increased risk from future novel COVID variants?
The Congressman’s full remarks can be viewed HERE.Read More
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Louie Gohmert and Bill Posey, along with U.S Senators Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson led a letter signed by 18 Members of Congress calling for answers from the Administrator of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its VRBPAC panel regarding Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approval for use of the COVID-19 vaccines in children ages 6 months and up. The VRBPAC panel is scheduled to meet on June 15 to consider emergency use authorization of the vaccine. Among the question asked are:
“The rush to approve emergency use authorization for COVID vaccines for our nation’s youngest children is deeply disturbing, especially considering the 99.995% COVID survival rate for children. Coupled with the fact that we do not know the long-term side-effects of the shot as well as the sudden increase in post-vaccination myocarditis and pericarditis of other damages that may be done to our youth, the push for vaccine approval seems absolutely reckless.
“Just last month, the FDA essentially announced that people should no longer take the Johnson and Johnson vaccine due to dangerous blood clotting side effects. This, after telling us the J&J vaccine was safe and effective for over a year. As Americans, we have every right to demand that the utmost safety & efficacy standards be implemented and rigorous studies and testing be performed before these injections are approved for anyone, especially innocent children.
“The CDC and FDA work for the American people, not Big Pharma, and it’s time they are reminded of that. There are many questions I’d like to see answered before any final decision is made on administering this shot to young children,” said U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert.
“I am concerned that in a rush to mandate a ‘one-size-fits-all’ policy, the FDA is failing to consider that this age group is least at risk for complications from COVID and that the CDC estimates 68% of those under five have already had COVID. Commonsense would suggest that VRBPAC members have already asked these questions, so we would expect a response by the time they meet. If we don’t receive answers, it is right to assume they haven’t asked basic benefit and risk questions about using this vaccine for millions of children who are at very little risk from COVID,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Posey.
“We are in our third year with COVID-19, and we know vastly more about the virus now than we did in 2020. One of the most important things we know is that this virus poses minimal risk for children. Before the FDA approves an Emergency Use Authorization for a children’s vaccine, parents should be able to see the data and paperwork they would use to justify this decision. This is the least the FDA can do for families in Texas and across the country so parents can make the best decisions for their children,” said U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.
Rep. Gohmert issued the following statement in light of a federal judge's recent decision to halt the Biden Administration from ending Title 42:
“Judge Robert Summerhays’ decision to grant a preliminary injunction preventing the imminent termination of CDC’s Title 42 Order is a promising step toward ensuring that the Biden Administration actually follows the Rule of Law and puts Americans first. The Biden Administration is masterful at the art of gaslighting and deception. By seeking to end Title 42, but keeping in place senseless and anti-science COVID policies for law-abiding citizens, it’s clear the Left is quite comfortable with their hypocrisy. They also have no problem driving up costs while limiting the freedoms of everyday Americans.
"Americans deserve to know answers to some very basic questions: Does the Biden Administration consider the pandemic over or not? Will this administration start holding illegal immigrants to the same standards as American citizens? Will President Biden begin to protect Americans as much as Ukrainians though they have paid his family more in recent years? It’s time for the Biden Administration to end its doublespeak, and deliver truth, sensibility, and the same concern for its citizens as it does for those breaking our laws to get into the country.”
Last week, prior to the judge's decision, Rep. Gohmert and several colleagues sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra expressing concerns over the Biden Administration's attempt to end Title 42.
Read the full letter HERE.
"Giving the FDA millions of dollars is not going to produce one ounce of baby formula. Getting the FDA out of the way would accomplish that new production. The lengthy and heavy-handed complete shutdown and subsequent investigation of the Sturgis, Michigan Abbott facility in mid-February by the Biden FDA found no deadly bacteria in their products. There was no easing of restrictions by the FDA, there was no reopening plan from the FDA and not even an apparent awareness of the consequences of their actions until there was a critical shortage of formula available to America’s mothers who were unable to feed their infants.
"President Biden and his masses of bureaucrats have done nothing for months to alleviate or mitigate the problem, but now want the Democrats in Congress to throw more money at their bureaucratic friends out of a desire to, as Democrats have said before, avoid letting 'a good crisis go to waste.’ Creating a bigger deficit and increasing inflation, while using even more money to create bigger, more dysfunctional government is not a solution, no matter how attractive that may sound to some in the media."The FDA got us into this mess and they cannot get us out of it. Enabling Abbott to reopen its facility swiftly and removing burdensome government restrictions and regulations from safe baby formula from overseas would be a more efficient solution.” Read More
2267 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Serving his eighth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in on January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses more than 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state’s eastern border with Louisiana.
As the recipient of numerous awards such as Endowment for Middle East Truth’s “Speaker of the Truth Award” and Freedom Works’ “Freedom Fighter Award,” Louie passionately speaks in Washington on the issues he and most of us hold dearest. He is an unapologetic warrior for our most cherished freedoms which are under attack and some are even being marginalized and diminished.
He has not only been sought as a key note speaker all over the U.S., but has been and invited speaker at Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England, as well as other countries. After the Obama administration condemned the largest peaceful demonstration in the history of the world in Egypt in June of 2013 which resulted in the ouster of Pres.Morsi who was maneuvering toward a dictatorship, some American leaders demanded the Muslim Brotherhood dictator be put back in office where he had seized so much power, but Louie became the first and most public elected US official to commend the Egyptians and making him an Egyptian populist hero, earning an award from the Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.
He is a staunch advocate for the U.S. being the best friend Israel could have in the world as an acknowledged friend of Prime Minister Netanyahu.
He is a tireless advocate on the House Floor, all over east Texas and the nation, as well as in the national and international media on many critical issues. These include not only the necessity to fight terrorism from its most prominent source, radical Islam, but also promoting the preservation of U.S. Constitutional authority, freedoms of religion and speech, state’s rights, 2nd amendment rights, and all those rights most of us hold dearest.
Louie is a bold defender of America’s founding principles and is constantly coming up with big, innovative ideas solidly based on conservative principles and the ideals that has served as this nation’s bedrock since birth.
Congressman Gohmert serves on the House Judiciary Committee playing a vital role on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, as well as, the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Natural Resources Committee serving on the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee and is honored to have the title of Republican Leader on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. During his tenure on the bench, he gained national and international attention for some of his innovative rulings. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as the Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.
Louie received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University where he acquired a four year active duty commitment to the Army from an Army scholarship, and where he was Brigade Commander in the Corps while also serving as Class President for both Corps and Civilian students. He later graduated from Baylor School of Law where he was also Class President, President of the Moot Court Society, and won a number of awards including an award for his Law Review Article on torts. He is also a veteran having served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Army.
He and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters. Their family attends Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, where Louie has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He now frequently speaks or preaches at churches throughout his district and around the country.