Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

Gohmert on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal

2018/05/08

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal:

“Today President Trump did what may be the most consequential action in preserving the advancements of modern civilization and self-government when he announced the withdrawal by the United States from the Iran agreement.”

“That agreement was, in fact, a treaty, because it affected other prior treaties, which means the Senate is required to ratify it with two thirds of the Senate voting for it. The Senate and then President Obama agreed to violate the Constitution and, in essence, agreed that it would be considered valid if only one third voted to support it. In addition to being unconstitutionally ratified, the agreement provided over $100 billion to the largest supplier of terrorism in the world.”

“There should be no question that at least some of the money the Obama administration sent was and will be used to kill innocent Americans and others. That Iran agreement also insured that Iran would have nuclear weapons in at least 10 years, and many believe that violations by Iran would allow it to have nuclear capability much sooner. I personally am also aware that the agreement was not being enforced, nor could it be. The two IAEA inspectors of Iranian nuclear efforts assured me that they could not possibly know for sure whether Iran was violating the agreement.”

“President Trump’s action today means that Iran can and should be stopped before they can usher in a new holocaust. Thank You, President Trump.”

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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GOHMERT: 40 Questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller Needs to Answer Now

2018/05/04

A firestorm was ignited earlier this week when The New York Times published a list of 40 questions that special counsel Robert Mueller allegedly wants President Donald J. Trump to answer under oath.

It is a revealing list of questions, proving that after a year of strong-arming Trump family and friends, bankrupting Trump campaign volunteers and former staff, and leaking like a sieve, Mueller has found no evidence of any crime by the president whatsoever.

But since Mueller has wasted millions of tax dollars and endless hours of Trump’s time, it’s time for the special counsel to answer some questions. Let’s start with a few on the present runaway railroading of the president, then a look back to prior instances of the same sordid behavior by Mueller.

Regarding Your Trump “Investigation”
1.) Why did you hire only lawyers with backgrounds as Democratic Party donors for your investigative team? Were there no Establishment Republicans willing to help railroad President Trump?

2.) Peter Strzok was removed from your team after more than 10,000 texts between him and fellow team member Lisa Page were found to contain vitriolic anti-Trump tirades. These texts were not simply anti-Trump. They were more in the nature of desperate attempts to stop him from becoming president and talk of a nefarious insurance policy to orchestrate his removal if he were elected. Did they ever speak this way about Donald Trump in your presence? Why were you so determined to have people with outright hatred of Donald Trump on your special counsel team?

3.) Andrew Weissman has unsightly political ties, having attended Clinton’s election-night celebration in New York City. He also sent an email to acting Attorney General Sally Yates, praising her boldness on the night she was fired for refusing to enforce President Trump’s travel ban. Not to mention his vast history of prosecutorial abuses.

Both of you were involved in the investigation into Russia’s illegal efforts to obtain U.S. uranium. Did either of you alert the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to the crimes being committed? The plea deals? Did either of you profit in any way from the $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation or from those who benefited from the sale of U.S. uranium that would ultimately end up in the hands of Russian owners? Do you consider this to be a potential conflict of interest to the current investigation?

4.) What efforts have you undertaken to identify the leakers in your team who’ve revealed investigative details to the media? Were the leaks done with your permission or encouragement? When do you believe the statutes of limitations would run on possible prosecutions of you or your team for any such criminal leaks?

5.) Have you threatened White House officials with investigative actions or public statements regarding opposition by the White House to your partisan personnel decisions? Have you asked staff of the deputy attorney general’s office to issue these threats on your behalf?

6.) Were you aware that Judge Rudolph Contreras, who accepted former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea, also served on the FISA court and had a personal relationship with team member Strzok? Did you know it was Strzok who interviewed Flynn? Was Contreras angry about being recused for all his conflicts of interest?

7.) Do you believe it was proper for the case against Flynn to be brought before FISA Judge Contreras, even though he was such a close personal friend of Strzok? Did Contreras also hear the Steele dossier evidence in his FISA court? Who actually recused Contreras?

8.) Are you investigating the unmasking of American citizens in these matters? For example, Flynn’s name was somehow unmasked in the NSA surveillance, which apparently allowed the Obama administration to peruse his meetings and conversations. Are you investigating this unmasking of American citizens?

9.) Was Flynn made aware of the exculpatory evidence, before he entered his guilty plea, that the interviewing FBI agents did not believe he intentionally lied to them? Was the judge who took the plea aware of the agents’ belief that Flynn did not have intent to deceive?

10.) Where are the FBI’s notes from the Flynn interview? If they were provided to Flynn, when?

11.) Did you or anyone else on your team get the required signoff from then-national security adviser H.R. McMaster, as required on any retasking of NSA surveillance, in April of 2017 when the direct FISA surveillance of Carter Page and indirect surveillance of Trump was again extended, this time with approval by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?

Now on to Mueller’s multiple past prosecutorial abuses.

On Mobster Whitey Bulger
As head of the criminal division while assistant U.S. attorney, then as acting U.S. attorney in Boston, Mueller oversaw a cluster of prosecutions tied to protected FBI informant and mob kingpin Whitey Bulger.

Mueller’s stewardship of these prosecutions led to wrongful murder convictions, cover-ups and a $100 million settlement to the victims or their families, as two of these men died in prison. The Boston Globe only had one “lingering question” — I have a few more.

12.) Why did the U.S. Attorney’s office, under your direction, let the FBI protect known mobster Whitey Bulger?

13.) Why did you work so hard to prevent the parole of the four men who were exonerated for the murder of Teddy Deegan?

14.) Did you purposefully allow these innocent men to remain in prison for murder to protect FBI informant Vincent “Jimmy” Flemmi?

15.) Whom do you think should be held responsible for the $100 million paid to compensate the four defendants wrongly framed by FBI agents on your watch?

16.) Did you leak or authorize the leaks of any information to anyone associated with organized crime during the Whitey Bulger investigation? There was a pattern of leaks to organized crime figures to disparage your targets in the Whitey Bulger investigations.

Rep. Curt Weldon Defeated by Mueller’s FBI
In the wake of 9/11 while Mueller was FBI director, Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) tried to hold those accountable in the FBI and CIA that he believed mishandled actionable intelligence from a top-secret program organized at the request of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff using intelligence assets to focus on al-Qaida. This secret program was called Able Danger.

17.) Though you were not yet director of the FBI, do you know why the FBI would not accept the intelligence information from the U.S. military regarding 9/11 attacker Mohammed Atta? In January and February 2000, one year before 9/11, members of the program Able Danger identified the Brooklyn al-Qaida cell and Mohammed Atta. In September 2000, Able Danger attempted to provide information to the FBI on three separate occasions, but administration lawyers denied the transfer of information.

18.) If the FBI had received that information from the Able Danger team, what actions could have been taken to prevent 9/11?

19.) Did you leak information to the press or authorize the leak about nonexistent allegations against Weldon? Did you leak to the media or authorize a leak about the raid of the Weldon family property? Whose idea was it to do the search two weeks before Weldon’s re-election? Could the FBI’s raid have achieved its purposes if it had been done two weeks after Weldon’s re-election? Did you investigate how the media knew of the raid and its location?

20.) Was a grand jury convened to hear evidence in the alleged investigation of Weldon and his daughter?

21.) What was the outcome of that investigation, if there was one? What follow-up has occurred to attempt to remedy the loss that the FBI participated in causing?

Mueller’s Illegal Raid on Congressional Offices
Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) was secretly videotaped taking bribes in an undercover sting and, subsequently, Mueller’s FBI found $90,000 in cold, hard cash in his freezer during a raid at his home.

The Constitution frames our government with three coequal branches, but Mueller doesn’t seem to care too much about constitutional restraints. Mueller’s FBI agents raided the offices of a sitting member of Congress — for the first time in our nation’s history  — without attorneys in the House of Representatives first reviewing the material seized to ensure nothing privileged was obtained by the FBI.

The Supreme Court sided with the legislative branch against the executive branch to throw out Mueller’s illegal raid of Jefferson’s federal office. There are set processes by which these coequal branches cooperate for warrants. Which leaves this lingering question:

22.) As FBI director, why did you authorize the raid of Jefferson’s office without first consulting with House of Representatives attorneys? Did you intend the raid to put fear into members of Congress that you could raid them whenever you wanted? In the wake of that raid did you state that you might decide to assign 400 agents to investigate all of the members of Congress, or words to that effect? Was it your intent to intimidate members of Congress and dissuade them from asking further questions or making demands upon your office?

National Security Letter Abuses
National Security Letters (NSL) are a tool that allows the Department of Justice (DOJ) to bypass the formality of subpoenas, warrants, and instead simply send a letter to an individual, business or any entity they so choose to demand documents.

The letter also informs the recipient that it is a federal felony to reveal to anyone that the letter was received or what it requires to be produced, and if he or she has done so, prosecution will follow. Under Muller’s tenure as FBI director, there was incredibly widespread abuse of the NSLs.

23.) Are you responsible for the FBI’s misusing the Patriot Act, NSLs and other methods to obtain information on American citizens without probable cause?

24.) Other than the attorney general, did anyone lose his or her job as a result of the widespread abuse of NSLs and the Patriot Act?

25.) When you said at the time that you were accountable for that massive assault on the constitutional rights of American citizens, how exactly were you held accountable? Did you write or find some way to apologize to or compensate the thousands of Americans whose records were improperly seized?

Mueller’s Witch Hunt Against Sen. Ted Stevens
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was falsely charged and prosecuted in 2008 just 100 days before his re-election bid for what the FBI alleged was not paying full price for improvements to a cabin he owned in Alaska. In the midst of the prosecution, Stevens lost his re-election bid and, two years later, lost his life.

Large-scale misconduct was revealed through a whistleblower in an audit of the case, in which FBI agents and prosecutors, among many other things, withheld exculpatory evidence.

26.) Were you aware of any exculpatory evidence, or attempts to conceal evidence, that would have exonerated Stevens?

27.) Did you take any actions of any kind to prevent FBI agent Mary Beth Kepner from being fired? Did you take any actions to pursue disciplinary procedures against her for the wrongdoing in the Stevens case?

28.) Why was the whistleblower, FBI agent Chad Joy, permanently restricted from participating in any more criminal cases? Whose decision was that? Did you approve of it? Is it true that whistleblowers against the FBI while you were FBI director were routinely disciplined or dismissed, despite any wrongdoing they unearthed or caused to be corrected?

29.) Why was a critical witness in the case with exculpatory evidence sent back to Alaska by FBI agents before the information could be shared with Stevens’ defense attorneys? Did you ever consider advocating to have the case against Stevens dropped when you learned of all the improprieties, instead of waiting for a new attorney general to take over and drop the charges the following year?

Ruin of Dr. Steven Hatfill’s Reputation, Productive Life
And a few questions on the wrongful, malicious prosecution of Dr. Steven Hatfill, accused by Mueller of mailing anthrax letters in the wake of 9/11, a Mueller/Comey twofer. They ruined Hatfill’s life and his relationship with friends, neighbors, and potential employers.

30.) Despite a 100 percent absence of any admissible evidence of Hatfill’s guilt, why did you work so hard to convince people he was the perpetrator? Did you find it helpful for your purposes to move public attention away from the radical Islamic jihadis who had attacked us on 9/11 and instead place the attention on a white male?

31.) Was any research done into the disposition of cases involving the dogs you had brought in from California to smell Dr. Hatfill? Did you know these same dogs were involved in many cases in which the defendants were later exonerated? Do you believe that every time a dog seems to appreciate having his ears rubbed, as these did when Dr. Hatfill petted them, it is an “alert” to evidence of a crime?

33.) Whom do you feel is most responsible for the settlement in excess of $6 million paid out to Dr. Hatfill for your FBI’s maliciously and wrongfully persecution of an innocent man who never had any contact with anthrax?

The Framing of Scooter Libby
Another Mueller/Comey twofer came in 2003 — a fabricated and politically charged FBI investigation “searching” for the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity to the media.

34.) Did you encourage James Comey to ask then-Attorney General John Ashcroft to recuse himself from the Plame investigation? Did you bother to discern that Plame was not in a protected status at the time her identity was allegedly outed and before Scooter Libby, a former aide to Vice President Richard Cheney, was wrongfully convicted, as we now know?

35.) When did you learn that the source of Plame’s identity leak was Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage? Wasn’t it before U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (godfather to one of Comey’s children) was sworn in as special counsel? Why, as FBI director, did you not stop the witch hunt, since you knew that there was no crime committed — and if there was one, Armitage committed it? Did it cross your mind that not only would you avoid an innocent man’s being convicted, but also save millions of dollars to stop the unnecessary special counsel prosecution? How much did Fitzgerald’s investigation cost American taxpayers?

36.) Was Scooter Libby at all involved in the leak of Plame’s identity to reporters?

Mueller’s Unethical Acceptance of Special Prosecutor Appointment
Federal law at 28 CFR 600.7 prohibits anyone from serving as a special counsel if there is the appearance of a conflict of interest.

37.) How long have you been a mentor and friend to Comey? Did he mention to you that he was thinking about leaking information to try to get a special counsel appointed? Have you spoken to Comey since you have been special counsel? If so, was it recorded? Were there witnesses to your conversation? Did you write a 302 memo immediately after your conversation?

38.) Have you reviewed the standards for recusing oneself from prosecuting a case?  Are you aware that under 28 CFR 600.7, you are prohibited from serving as special counsel even if there is only the appearance of a conflict of interest?

39.) Do you have a conflict of interest in your relationship with Comey? Since Comey is necessarily a witness in any potential case against Trump regarding a potential obstruction of justice, can you admit that you are disqualified from investigating or prosecuting the case?

40.) Do you consider your role as special counsel to be the protector of those who want President Trump removed from office because you believe he never should have been elected? Do you realize that actions to remove a duly elected president for crimes he did not commit may reasonably fit the definition of sedition?

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and former chief justice of the 12th Circuit Court of Appeals (Texas).

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GOHMERT: Mueller Unmasked

2018/04/26

Robert Mueller’s months-long witch hunt into so-called ‘Russian collusion’ continues to spiral out of control. Despite hundreds of hours of non-stop liberal-media coverage, most Americans still know very little about the man behind the probe.

Congressman Louie Gohmert has had enough of the special counsel’s abuse of power, and he’s prepared to ‘unmask’ Mueller’s questionable history and total lack of judgment spanning decades.

In Robert Mueller: Unmasked, the GOP Representative pulls back the curtain and exposes the sordid truth surrounding the special counsel’s career.

“What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that Mueller’s disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully elected President,” writes Gohmert.

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Gohmert on Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s Passing

2018/04/17

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the news of Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s death:

“Former First Lady Barbara Bush exuded class, dignity, intelligence, humor, along with a love for her family and her country. She clearly was always proud of her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her state, and her nation.  Kathy’s and my thoughts and prayers are with her extraordinary family during this difficult time of reflection, as we also thank God for the blessing we knew as First Lady Barbara Bush.”



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Gohmert on President Trump’s Decision to Defend Southern Border with National Guard

2018/04/04

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today supporting President Trump’s decision to defend the southern border of the United States with our National Guard:

“President Trump’s announcement to defend the United States’ border with National Guard troops is sensible, prudent, and has plenty of precedence. President Obama did the same thing, as did President George W. Bush. With reports of thousands of Central American migrants heading toward an illegal mass entrance across the U.S. border, which basically is an unauthorized  invasion into this country, President Trump chose to stand with American citizens and American law." 

"This move will not only aid in the defense of our law and our sovereignty, but it will also prevent gang members, drug smugglers, sex traffickers, or terrorists from hiding within civilian invaders’ midst as FBI Director Comey once testified middle eastern terrorists had previously done. It will, obviously, also protect Americans and support our unsung heroes in the border patrol stationed along our southern border.”

“It is also critical to note that in March 102 years ago, a liberal Democrat, President Woodrow Wilson, ordered an estimated 75,000 National Guard troops to protect that same southern border after incursions across the U.S. border by Mexicans led by Pancho Villa. This effort placing National Guard military troops on our southern border 102 years ago effectively sealed our border from further illegal raids into the United States. Though President Wilson also sent thousands of troops under the command of General John J. Pershing into Mexico itself to assure of our border’s protection, which, of course, President Trump has no intention of doing. However, it is about time we effectively secure our border once again so that only those entering legally come in. If a liberal Democrat President can do it, we know it can be done.

 "I greatly appreciate the President stepping up to protect America after our latest gargantuan spending bill failed to do what the President and a majority of Americans were seeking.  Porous borders have done vast damage to Americans who are casualties to the drug trade, sex trafficking, and crimes that those generate, while providing tens of billions of dollars to the drug cartels to keep the Mexican government corrupted. A military presence will show those attempting to enter our country illegally, that Americans and our President finally again value the rule of law. Today, President Trump should be congratulated on his decision to place the well-being of this nation and its people first. We cannot adequately help the world when our country’s laws are not respected by other nations and their people.”

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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Gohmert: Don’t be afraid to fight for your beliefs

2018/03/29

Jacksonville College hosted Congressman Louie Gohmert as a special guest for their Wednesday chapel service. Gohmert was born in Pittsburg, Texas, and was raised in Mount Pleasant. He said that he became a Christian about the age of six. Before being elected to Congress, he served in the Army and later as a judge in Smith County. He has served in the House of Representatives since 2005, representing Texas' First District, which covers a large portion of East Texas.

After a prayer and brief worship service, Gohmert addressed the filled room of Buckner Chapel. He discussed the importance of fighting for one's beliefs no matter the opposition or what others think. He gave several examples of how he has tried to do so in his career. One such example he pointed to was his attempts to remove then Speaker of the House John Boehner in 2015.

Gohmert said that in 2015, he and several other Republicans had grown tired of Speaker Boehner's dishonesty and failure to keep his promises. The reason Boehner still held the office, according to Gohmert, was because so many other Republicans wanted to support him and would, in turn, be appointed by Boehner to special committees.

“There were nine of us,” Gohmert said. “We believed we needed a new speaker, that the country was in trouble. I don't know that the speaker at the time had read or even knew who Machiavelli was, but he sure used some Machiavellian practices.”

The original plan, Gohmert said, was to simply get 29 fellow Republicans to not vote for Boehner during the next election. This would cause the majority vote for Boehner to fail, and they would have to go back to the drawing board, in which time Gohmert and his fellow dissatisfied Republicans could argue for a compromise candidate.

However, they could not get 29 Republicans on board with the plan. Gohmert said that this was because there was no Republican alternative to Boehner running for Speaker of the House. It was around this point Gohmert decided to announce his candidacy for Speaker. Gohmert said that his run for Speaker was never about winning, it was just a bid to get 29 Republicans to vote for anybody but Boehner. The ploy did not succeed, and Boehner was re-elected. However, Gohmert said that they got 24 of the 29 necessary Republicans to dissent, and it showed that Boehner's days were numbered. Sure enough, Gohmert said, Boehner announced his retirement later that year, shortly after Pope Francis' visit to Congress in September of 2015.

“It's amazing what you can get accomplished when you don't care who gets the credit or who gets mad at you,” he said.

Gohmert also touched on the importance of listening to the will of the people during his speech. He denounced fellow Republicans for not supporting President Donald Trump.

“We've been seeing, for nearly a year and a half, it's their will that's being reflected in the legislation that's passed. They're able to overcome the things that Trump wants to see done,” he said.

He also spoke against the increasing spending in the federal government and the debt it was putting on the country, saying it was wrong to put such a burden on future generations to fix.

He said, “We, within two months, had two spending bills … they each put us in debt by a trillion dollars. That is immoral. We never had a generation in American history, that I can find, whose most devoted feeling was 'I want my children to have better and more opportunities than I had.' And now we have a generation in power that basically, figuratively speaking, is saying 'We can't stop spending, but our kids and our grandkids, they will pay all this extra that we're running them into debt' … It is immoral for one generation to put debt onto the next generation with no way that they, themselves, can ever pay it back.”

During this speech, Gohmert also took time to touch on current events: Praising President Trump as a smart negotiator in setting tariffs, and cautioning against listening to the young people calling for gun control as a means to end school shootings.

Before concluding, he also spoke about the important role America's Christian population had to play in society. He quoted founding father John Adams as saying, “This Constitution was intended for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

Gohmert also pointed to the importance of Christians humbling themselves before God and praying, pointing to 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

“It doesn't require the whole country,” Gohmert said. “All of those who are not God's people that do not believe, they get to be the beneficiaries in this country if just God's people will do this … So you don't have to go out and try to intimidate your neighbors and friends into humbling themselves and turning from their wicked ways, it's just those who know the Lord.”

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Louie Gohmert: Excluding Trump led to spending bill 'atrocity'

2018/03/22

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, argued Thursday that the $1.3 trillion spending bill the House passed Thursday is an "atrocity" because President Trump wasn't involved in the negotiations.

Gohmert and other conservatives opposed the 2,232-page bill, which they only had a few hours to digest before it hit the House floor. Deficit hawks said it would lead to more debt, and failed to implement the GOP's plan to build a border wall.

Gohmert said on the House floor that Trump should have been more involved.

"Unfortunately, though the president is an amazing negotiator, he graciously allowed the House leaders and the Democratic leaders to do the negotiating," he said after reading news reports in which Democrats claimed victory against Republicans.

"I know he wants better deals than this atrocity," Gohmert said of Trump. "We need his negotiating skills involved to get a better product."

The White House has said Trump supports the bill, which would also give the U.S. military the spending boost Republicans have sought for years. But reports said Trump was worried that the bill might have given away too much to Democrats, and most fiscal conservatives voted against the bill in the House.

Gohmert also complained about reports that some of the negotiating was being done by House staffers, instead of House lawmakers.

"Let's at least get better staff members to do the negotiation for the sake of our kids," he said.

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Gohmert Introduces Resolution Declaring Cesar Chavez's Birthday: "National Border Control Day"

2018/03/20

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding a resolution he introduced (H. Res. 791) which would declare March 31st, Cesar Chavez’s birthday, “National Border Control Day”:

“Cesar Chavez was best known for his passionate fight to gain better working environments for thousands of workers laboring in harsh conditions on farms for low wages. He also staunchly believed in sovereignty of the United States border.”

“In fact, it was his firm belief that preventing illegal immigration was an essential prerequisite to improving the circumstances of American farmworkers; and in 1979, in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., he demanded that the federal government enforce the immigration laws and keep illegal aliens out of the country.”

“Therefore, it only seems appropriate to deem his birthday as, “National Border Control Day” –seeing that Chavez spent his life addressing the harmful effects that illegal migration might have on this country and advocating for a legal immigration process.”

Read the resolution, here.

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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Gohmert Honored with Association of the United States Navy’s “National Legislative Advocacy Award”

2018/03/16

Last night at the United States Capitol, Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was awarded with the Association of the United States Navy’s “National Legislative Advocacy Award.”

Each year, the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) recognizes and honors one U.S. House member and one U.S. Senator with the prestigious award. The U.S. Senator receiving the award this year was Senator Tammy Duckworth (Dem.-Illinois).  The decision to award Congressman Gohmert as the sole Congressman receiving this “National Legislative Advocacy Award” was a unanimous decision among AUSN’s twenty-thousand members – an exceedingly rare occurrence. 

The award citation read, “For his exemplary leadership as a champion of the United States Navy and its veterans. Congressman Gohmert’s tireless commitment during the 115th Congress has ensured that our nation’s sailors have a strong and powerful voice in the United States Congress.”

Congressman Gohmert released the following statement:

“It means so very much to me personally to be recognized by the Association of the United States Navy with such a vote of confidence. Our military is the safeguard of our freedom and security, and it is always such an honor to stand up and speak up for those who have put themselves in harm’s way for our own protection.”

“The people honoring me are the ones who deserve our honor and our accolades as the men and women who answered the call to defend America. It is a noble calling. It takes a love of and devotion to this great country of ours to be willing to face any enemy that becomes a threat to what we hold dear. They have a willingness to exhibit what Jesus said was the greatest love—a willingness to lay down their lives for the good of others. Since our nation was not in combat during my four years on active duty in the U.S. Army, it is always an honor for me to fight for those who have fought for us.”

In addition to his prestigious award, Congressman Gohmert’s staff members, who assist him in legislative battles over our military, Caralee Conklin and Sean Griffin, were also awarded the “National Legislative Proponent Award” for the work they do daily with Veterans and the Armed Forces.

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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13 House Republicans call on Sessions to appoint second special counsel

2018/02/28

Thirteen House Republicans are calling on Attorney General Jeff Session to appoint a second special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton

The conservative lawmakers sent a letter to Sessions on Wednesday requesting that he appoint a special counsel to investigate the end of the Clinton email probe, the start of the investigation into Russia's election meddling and alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI.

"We acknowledge with immense gratitude that nearly every single man and woman in the [Department of Justice] and the FBI conduct themselves daily with integrity, independence, patriotism, objectivity, and commitment to the rule of law," the letter reads. "That is why this Special Counsel is of utmost importance to ensure that these historic, legendary, and necessary agencies move forward more respected and effective than before."

The letter's signers were GOP Reps. Lee Zeldin(N.Y.), Mark Meadows(N.C.), Jim Jorda(Ohio), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), Francis Rooney(Fla.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Ted Budd (N.C.), Jody Hice(Ga.), Scott Perry(Pa.), Paul Gosar(Ariz.), Andy Harris (Md.), Louie Gohmert(Texas) and Dave Brat (Va.). 

Jordan and Meadows have been calling for a second special counsel since January after revelations surfaced that the FBI did not save five months worth of text messages between two FBI agents who have been accused of pro-Clinton and anti-Trump bias during the 2016 presidential race.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee earlier this month released a memo claiming that senior officials at the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) abused their powers to spy on members of the Trump campaign.

The four-page memo accused the DOJ of obtaining surveillance warrants on Page. 

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee last week released their countermemo that refutes the GOP memo. 

"Our extensive review of the initial [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] application and three subsequent renewals failed to uncover any evidence of illegal, unethical, or unprofessional behavior by law enforcement and instead revealed that both the FBI and DOJ made extensive showings to justify all four requests," the committee's ranking Democrat Adam Schiff(Calif.) said. 

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Gohmert Talks to OAN on "Mueller Unmasked"

2018-05-08 17:06:20


Gohmert Questions Acting Administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration

2018-05-08 16:49:54


Gohmert on Border Surge: Every time There's Talk of Amnesty –There’s Always a Big Surge

2018-05-04 16:10:35


Gohmert on Rudy Giuliani Comments & Ongoing Mueller Investigation

2018-05-04 15:52:48


Gohmert on National Day of Prayer 2018

2018-05-03 13:44:30


Gohmert on His 48-Page Report: “Mueller Unmasked”

2018-04-30 15:36:56


Gohmert on Newly Released Texts: “Not Enough of Them is the Problem”

2018-04-28 15:35:04


Gohmert: 'Diamond & Silk' are Walking Evidence of Facebook Censorship

2018-04-26 18:20:52


Gohmert on Comey’s CNN Remarks: “It’s Laughable To Hear Him Talk About Character & Things Like That”

2018-04-26 13:52:39


Gohmert Discusses FBI Raid on Trump’s Attorney, Michael Cohen

2018-04-23 16:18:29


Gohmert on Letter Referring Comey, Clinton, McCabe for Criminal Investigation

2018-04-19 15:08:57


Gohmert on James Comey's ABC News Interview

2018-04-16 12:40:41


Gohmert Comments on Border Troops, Paul Ryan & Mueller Investigation

2018-04-12 13:37:50


Gohmert on AG Sessions, Deputy AG Rosenstein & FBI Raid

2018-04-11 17:45:31


Gohmert Speaks on House Floor about FBI Raid on President Trump's Attorney

2018-04-11 18:05:18


Contact Information

2243 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3035
Fax 202-226-1230
gohmert.house.gov

Serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state’s eastern border.

During these trying economic times, Rep. Gohmert is developing innovative solutions to jumpstart our economy and offering practical alternatives to the government’s bailout frenzy. His “Federal Income Tax Holiday” gained widespread national support from the grassroots level to national leaders, allowing taxpayers to decide how best to spend their hard-earned money. Louie has repeatedly called for an end to the socialization of our economy and decried the notion that Washington Bureaucrats know better than American taxpayers.

Louie serves on numerous House committees and subcommittees. He was recently named Vice Chair of the Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security due to his extensive knowledge stemming from years in the court room.

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 Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

Louie received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and later graduated from Baylor School of Law. He is also a veteran having served his country as Captain in the U.S. Army.

Today, 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 still teaches Sunday school.


Serving With

Ted Poe

TEXAS' 2nd DISTRICT

Sam Johnson

TEXAS' 3rd DISTRICT

John Ratcliffe

TEXAS' 4th DISTRICT

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Joe Barton

TEXAS' 6th DISTRICT

John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Jodey Arrington

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Pete Olson

TEXAS' 22nd DISTRICT

Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

Brian Babin

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT

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