Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke today at a House Freedom Caucus press conference and on the House Floor and warned of the dangers of the Democrats’ radical Equality Act (H.R.5):
“You don’t have to take our word for it. Let me just read this from page 25 of the bill: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 shall not provide a claim concerning, or a defense to a claim under, a covered title, or provide a basis for challenging the application or enforcement of a covered title,” said the Congressman at the press conference. “What’s worse: it doesn’t mention what it eviscerates really, and that is the First Amendment.”
During today's floor debate in consideration of H.R.5, Rep. Gohmert said, “What this bill, the so-called Equality Act is really about, it’s not about giving rights, this is about taking away rights. This is saying, that part of the First Amendment which states ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;’ that’s gotta go!”
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement on the passing of talk radio legend, Rush Limbaugh:
Today our country mourns the loss of America’s anchorman, and a true patriot, Rush Limbaugh. Americans have been blessed to have had 32 wonderful years of stellar analysis, commentary and wit from Rush, and his legacy will undoubtedly live on. He single-handedly transformed talk radio and the conservative movement in America with his talents “on loan from God,” and provided valuable information, hope, and entertainment to millions of us every single day.
My deepest sympathies and prayers are with Kathryn, his family, and all of his loved ones including his stellar staff, whom I know are crushed with this insurmountable loss. Psalm 34:18 says, “The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” May we all take comfort in knowing that Rush is now at eternal peace with his Father in Heaven. I will miss you, my dear friend.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) has issued the following statement on the accusation he broke new House Rule on metal detectors:
"This should come as no surprise, but Democrats are making up the rules as they go.
"For weeks, I have complied with Speaker Pelosi’s unconstitutional metal detector policy.
"Yesterday, after complying with the metal detector screening, I was allowed to enter the House session where debate was occurring. Knowing that I would soon be giving a speech, I stepped off the House floor to use the restroom right beside the Speaker’s lobby as I have done many times since the metal detectors have been installed.
"At no time until yesterday did anyone mention the need to be wanded after entering the restroom directly in front of the guards. The three main entrances have metal detectors, but the House floor entrance from the Speakers’ Lobby does not. Originally I had gone around the metal detectors a few times until it was mandated. I have been complying for weeks since.
"I explained to the Capitol Police officer that I had never been required to be screened again from the restroom immediately by the House floor since the metal detectors had been in place at the other doors. I said they had witnessed me walk the few feet to the men’s room, enter and take the few steps back. No one ever mentioned or made that a requirement until yesterday.
"Unlike in the movie The Godfather, there are no toilets with tanks where one could hide a gun, so my reentry onto the House floor should have been a non-issue.
"Since I had been complying with the metal detector requirement despite the Constitutional issue, I was surprised to receive a notice today stating that I had not complied with their policy and that I would be fined $5,000.
"I will be appealing the fine and taking whatever action is necessary, especially considering this policy is unconstitutional.
"Article 1, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution contains specific language prohibiting Members of Congress from being detained on the way to or from a session of the House.
"This fine has nothing to do with following the rules and everything to do with furthering the Democrats’ never ending scheme to demonize and punish their political opponents.
"Nonetheless, I have been trying to comply, but it gets difficult to do so when Democrats keep changing the rules and their enforcement."
By: Sean Moran- Breitbart.com
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) introduced legislation Friday that would force President Joe Biden and his administration to abide by Biden’s own “dictatorial” mask mandate, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.
Gohmert’s legislation requires the president, vice president, and all members of the executive branch to abide by the same standard Biden imposed on the American people. The Texas conservative introduced the legislation specifically to have Biden and his administration comply with the nationwide mandate that everyone must wear a mask inside a federal building. The bill makes an exception for members of the military.
Gohmert said he wanted to introduce the legislation after Biden signed a “totalitarian and unconstitutional” executive order mandating mask wearing on federal property. Then Biden visited a national monument with family — maskless.
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Biden said he wanted to introduce the legislation after Biden signed a “totalitarian and unconstitutional” executive order mandating mask wearing on federal property. Then Biden visited a national monument with family — maskless.Read More
"For far too long, Washington elites have lived by the mantra, “do as I say, not as I do.”
"Only hours after signing a totalitarian and unconstitutional executive order mandating mask wearing and social distancing protocols on all federal properties, President Biden visited a national monument with his family—maskless and not socially distant from each other. His rank hypocrisy was on full display.
"The reason given by his administration for his blatant violation of his own mandate? He was “celebrating” his inauguration.
"Millions of American families have sacrificed and suffered since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. They also gave up family gatherings, birthday celebrations, christenings, weddings and graduations because government told them it was absolutely necessary. They were forced to let loved ones take their last dying breaths scared and alone in hospitals and nursing homes because of cruel visitation policies.
"President Biden’s actions are a slap in the face to every single American who has seen their God-given rights eroded by power-hungry, science-denying Leftists in government who wish to rule this nation by fear, not facts.
"It is my hope that this bill will remind the President and his administration that if they are going to take away freedom, they need to abide by their own dictatorial commandments."
Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed against the Vice President:
“The 2020 presidential election was one we'd expect to see in a banana republic, not the United States of America. In fact, the rampant fraud and unconstitutional actions that took place were so egregious that seven contested states-- Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin all sent dueling slates of electors to Congress. This puts Vice President Mike Pence in a position where some argue he has to choose between morality and the law. That is not the case.
“It is also critical to note that as many formerly in the mainstream media, now the Alt-Left media, continue to say that every court has said there is no evidence of fraud. That is disingenuous, deceitful, and flat out dishonest. The truth is that no court so far has had the morality and courage to allow evidence of fraud to be introduced in front of it.
“We continue to hold out hope that there is a federal judge who understands that the fraud that stole this election will mean the end of our republic, and this suit would insure that the Vice-President will only accept electors legitimately and legally elected. There must be an opportunity for a day in court when fraud was this prevalent.
“It is for this reason that I and other plaintiffs have filed a complaint for expedited declaratory and emergency injunctive relief to seek judgment from the court on the Vice President's authority when presiding over the Senate during the Joint Session of Congress. We are asking the court to uphold the powers laid out in the United States Constitution which grant the Vice President the exclusive authority and sole discretion in determining which electoral votes to count. As outlined in the filing, the Electoral Count Act is unconstitutional because it directs Vice President Pence to legitimize electoral votes in violation of the Electors Clause and limits or eliminates his Twelfth Amendment authority to determine which slates of electors should be counted and which, if any, may not be counted. This is fundamental because no statute can constitutionally supply rules to the extent that such statute violates the U.S. Constitution.
Thanks to spineless politicians, corrupt state officials and a coordinated effort to undermine the will of the American people in favor of business as usual in the D.C. swamp, we now find ourselves in a place where a stolen election becomes just another one of the miscarriages of justice this town refuses to remedy. The D.C. elites want to sweep these electoral injustices under the rug, just as they have done with countless other scandals such as the Russia-collusion hoax, the Biden-Ukrainian quid-pro quo, and Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information, to mention only a few. For the sake of the future of our Republic, come January 6th, Vice President Pence must be authorized to uphold the legal votes of millions of Americans and preserve our nation's great experiment in self-governance.”
**For Immediate Release**
December 23, 2020
Contact: Lauren McLaughlin
CJWC Members Celebrate President Trump’s Pardons for the Biden Four
Members of the Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus released the following statements in light of the wonderful news of President Trump’s pardons for U.S. veterans and former government security contractors Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nick Slatten and Paul Slough:
President Donald J. Trump has delivered the most wonderful Christmas gift in the form of pardons for the members of the Biden Four. These decorated veterans served their country honorably and put themselves in harm’s way to defend U.S. diplomats only to be repaid by our government with a corrupted judicial process and prison sentences. I am so thankful that President Trump exercised his superb judgment in granting relief for these men—an action that I do not think any other president would have had the political or moral courage to do. To Dustin, Evan, Nick and Paul: I wish you the most blessed and merriest of Christmases as you are reunited with your loved ones.
-Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Chairman
“The Obama Administration, in its zeal to attack America first, railroaded four of our Iraq warriors, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nick Slatten, and Paul Slough. Convicted by perjurious witnesses and corrupt prosecutors, they were each granted full pardons by President Donald J. Trump. These decorated veterans will now get to spend Christmas at home with their families. Welcome home boys.”
-Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ- 4)
The Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus advocates for unjustly convicted and confined servicemembers and military contractors who made split second decisions in combat situations and found themselves second guessed by unscrupulous and over-zealous prosecutors. The Biden Four are among the most egregiously maligned and abused of all. They are all military veterans and were serving as Blackwater security teams. Forty-two Blackwater security personnel were killed protecting high value targets, yet Blackwater never lost a single person under their protection. Four of the 42 were killed on the road to Umm Qasr where they had escorted me the day before. I remember their faces to this day. It pains me that the Biden Four have been put through so much by second-guessing politicians like Biden and Hillary who persecuted them and ginned up additional prosecutions. We as Americans think of our warriors as always going on offense, but in this case, they were attacked and acted in self-defense. Unfortunately, they were aggressively prosecuted by overzealous government prosecutors, and then by Hillary and Biden. If ever there was a justifiable set of pardons, President Trump has delivered it tonight. God Bless President Trump for righting these egregious wrongs and Merry Christmas to the Biden Four!
-Rep. Steve King (IA-4)
“I commend President Trump for his action tonight to pardon the Biden Four-- Dustin, Evan, Nicholas, and Paul. Following a firefight that resulted in the tragic death of a number of Iraqis, the media shamelessly portrayed these men as killers. Yet, the corruption and prosecutorial misconduct that has since been uncovered paints a very different picture. These Americans were abandoned by their own government after an emergency response to secure the safe return of an American diplomat turned deadly. Looking forward, I hope the Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus will continue to work on behalf of unfairly convicted patriots like the Biden 4 and others who should have the same Constitutional protections that are available to every other American."
-Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17)
“Thank you, President Trump, for standing up for these four veterans and righting this wrong. I am thrilled they can now be with their families for Christmas. We owe our military and veterans a debt we can never repay.”
-Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-11)
Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement about Texas' Supreme Court Election Lawsuit:
“As exhibited by the thousands of sworn affidavits, blatant constitutional violations, and numerous electronic and mathematical analyses displaying the statistical impossibilities of a Biden win, it is quite clear that this race was stolen from President Trump and the tens of millions of Americans who voted for him. Those Trump voters who cast completely legal and valid votes were strategically disenfranchised by states that violated the U.S. Constitution, their own state constitution, and their own state law. Texas’ courage in calling out the unconstitutional changes to election laws made in the eleventh hour by Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin should be honored by everyone who wishes to continue to see this country get back to free and fair elections.
“In filing this lawsuit, the state of Texas has once again proved its dedication to our nation’s sovereign law and ultimately, to the will of the American people. Hopefully, a majority of the Supreme Court will show the same reverence for the Constitution that State Attorneys General have by joining in this suit. I look forward to more States joining in the fight to preserve our Republic in this important lawsuit. May God guide and embolden more elected officials to use the tools He has provided to allow us to continue as a free and self-governing Republic.”
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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.
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