Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert


Gohmert’s Statement on Ross Perot’s Funeral & Absence on House Floor During Vote on H.Res. 489


Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his absence on the House Floor yesterday and his decision to attend the funeral and memorial service of Ross Perot in Texas:

“On Tuesday morning early, I flew back to Texas to attend the funeral of a great American whom I first met while attending Texas A&M. He went through the Naval Academy on a military scholarship and served his country afterward. He became one of the biggest successes to ever grow up in east Texas. He was enormously generous in helping and attempting to help U.S. POW’s, as well as, our military veterans. His family has been kind and helpful to me as well, and his funeral was a wonderful tribute.”

“Originally, there was no planned battle to condemn President Trump, since the Democrats had abandoned any moral authority to condemn anyone’s words after their failing to condemn outrageously anti-Semitic words by a Democrat Member.  Since hypocrisy apparently knows no limits within the current majority, the President was attacked, and I missed being there to point out the blatant injustice. Since our nation has been so blessed with superb citizens from every nationality and race, it is indeed unfortunate to have Congressional leaders who think that questioning someone’s appreciation for the greatest country in history is somehow ‘racist.’”

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Gohmert Talks to Todd Starnes About Big Tech Censorship


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Congressman Gohmert's Interview on The Todd Starnes Show

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Gohmert Responds to Undercover Video of Google Released by Project Veritas


Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the undercover video of Google released by Project Veritas:

“This video shows Google’s biases are now a threat to a free and fair election, all while they hide behind the immunity given by Congress years ago when they were supposed to be a simple ‘town square’ where everyone’s voice could be heard without biased results. In fact, Google references a significant role they see themselves fulfilling in the 2020 elections. This discovery should set off alarm bells throughout the country. It is no secret that Google has a political agenda. Multiple brave tech insiders have stepped forward and exposed Google’s censorship of content and specialized algorithms. This media giant’s ‘social justice narrative’ should distress all Americans who value a free and open society. Google should not be deciding whether content is important or trivial and they most assuredly should not be meddling in our election process. They need their immunity stripped and to be properly pursued by class action lawsuits by those they have knowingly harmed.”


Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam


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Insider: Google “is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again.”
Google Head of Responsible Innovation Says Elizabeth Warren “misguided” on “breaking up Google”
Google Exec Says Don’t Break Us Up: “smaller companies don’t have the resources” to “prevent next Trump situation”
Insider Says PragerU And Dave Rubin Content Suppressed, Targeted As “Right-Wing”
LEAKED Documents Highlight “Machine Learning Fairness” and Google’s Practices to Make Search Results “fair and equitable”
Documents Appear to Show “Editorial” Policies That Determine How Google Publishes News
Insider: Google Violates “letter of the law” and “spirit of the law” on Section 230
(New York City) — Project Veritas has released a new report on Google which includes undercover video of a Senior Google Executive, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider.  The report appears to show Google’s plans to affect the outcome of the 2020 elections and “prevent” the next “Trump situation.”

The report includes undercover footage of longtime Google employee and Head of Responsible Innovation, Jen Gennai saying:

“Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”

Jen Gennai

Said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe:

“This is the third tech insider who has bravely stepped forward to expose the secrets of Silicon Valley.  These new documents, supported by undercover video, raise questions of Google’s neutrality and the role they see themselves fulfilling in the 2020 elections.”

Jen Gennai is the head of “Responsible Innovation” for Google, a sector that monitors and evaluates the responsible implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.  In the video, Gennai says Google has been working diligently to “prevent” the results of the 2016 election from repeating in 2020:

“We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.”

“We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?”

Google: Artificial Intelligence Is For A “fair and equitable” State

According to the insider, Machine Learning Fairness is one of the many tools Google uses to promote a political agenda.  Documents leaked by a Google informant elaborate on Machine Learning Fairness and the “algorithmic unfairness” that AI product intervention aims to solve:

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The insider showed Google search examples that show Machine Learning Fairness in action.

Google Machine Learning Fairness

“The reason we launched our A.I. principles is because people were not putting that line in the sand, that they were not saying what’s fair and what’s equitable so we’re like, well we are a big company, we’re going to say it.” – Jen Gennai, Head Of Responsible Innovation, Google

The Google insider explained the impact of artificial intelligence and Machine Learning Fairness:

“They’re going to redefine a reality based on what they think is fair and based upon what they want, and what and is part of their agenda.”

Determining credible news and an editorial agenda. . .

Additional leaked documents detail how Google defines and prioritizes content from different news publishers and how its products feature that content.  One document, called the “Fake News-letter” explains Google’s goal to have a “single point of truth” across their products.

Google Exposed

Another document received by Project Veritas explains the “News Ecosystem” which mentions “editorial guidelines” that appear to be determined and administered internally by Google.  These guidelines control how content is distributed and displayed on their site.

Google Exposed

The leaked documents appear to show that Google makes news decisions about what news they promote and distribute on their site.

Comments made by Gennai raise similar questions.  In a conversation with Veritas journalists, Gennai explains that “conservative sources” and “credible sources” don’t always coincide according to Google’s editorial practices.

“We have gotten accusations of around fairness is that we’re unfair to conservatives because we’re choosing what we find as credible news sources and those sources don’t necessarily overlap with conservative sources …” 

The insider shed additional light on how YouTube demotes content from influencers like Dave Rubin and Tim Pool:

“What YouTube did is they changed the results of the recommendation engine. And so what the recommendation engine is it tries to do, is it tries to say, well, if you like A, then you’re probably going to like B. So content that is similar to Dave Rubin or Tim Pool, instead of listing Dave Rubin or Tim Pool as people that you might like, what they’re doing is that they’re trying to suggest different, different news outlets, for example, like CNN, or MSNBC, or these left leaning political outlets.”

Internal Google Document: “People Like Us Are Programmed” 

An additional document Project Veritas obtained, titled “Fair is Not the Default” says “People (like us) are programmed” after the results of machine learning fairness.  The document describes how “unconscious bias” and algorithms interact.

Veritas is the “Only Way”

Said the insider:

“The reason why I came to Project Veritas is that you’re the only one I trust to be able to be a real investigative journalist.  Investigative journalist is a dead career option, but somehow, you’ve been able to make it work.  And because of that I came to Project Veritas because I knew that this was the only way that this story would be able to get out to the public.”

“I mean, this is a behemoth, this is a Goliath, I am but a David trying to say that the emperor has no clothes. And, um, being a small little ant I can be crushed, and I am aware of that. But, this is something that is bigger than me, this is something that needs to be said to the American public.”

Project Veritas intends to continue investigating abuses in big tech companies and encourages more Silicon Valley insiders to share their stories through their Be Brave campaign.

As of publishing, Google did not respond to Project Veritas’ request for comment.  Additional leaked Google documents can be viewed HERE.

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Senate, Congressional Western Caucuses Praise New Environmental Rule


Senate and the Congressional Western Caucuses are praising the United States Forest Service for its effort to revise the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to allow for increased activity on federal lands to better manage forests and help prevent catastrophic wildfires.

This is an especially important decision in the wake of deadly wildfires that have struck the West, officials said. NEPA requires agencies to analyze the environmental impact of proposed actions before making decisions.

 “Originally intended as a tool for environmental protection, NEPA has been hijacked by serial litigants and wielded as a means of obstruction,” Western Caucus Chairman Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said in a statement about the proposed new rule. “The current NEPA processes is costly, burdensome and uncertain.”

“There is no good reason that the average time to currently complete this bureaucratic process is 687 days,” Gosar said. “The Forest Service’s proposed action is the first agency rule change to NEPA in more than a decade and is welcome news.”

“I applaud the Forest Service for cutting red tape to protect our communities from catastrophic wildfires, expand recreation, and create jobs,” Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT). “Modernizing these burdensome regulations to restore active management is a big win for Montana communities.”

“The Trump administration is once again getting government off the backs of Americans by decreasing overreach and regulation,” House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) said of the move. “These NEPA revisions will provide additional tools and flexibility.”

“Fire season is upon us and is a reminder of how much work remains to reduce the threat of fire in our forests,” Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said. “I applaud the Forest Service for building on the tools that passed into law last year and taking steps to further reform broken federal forest policy.” 

“Refreshing the Forest Service’s approach to developing projects will help protect our communities,” Walden said. “Currently, upwards of 70 percent of forest project costs go into planning.” 

“Streamlining that process will extend resources to get more work done in the woods and reduce the threat of wildfire and smoke to our communities,” Walden said. “The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Forest Service found that active forest management can reduce the size and intensity of the wildfires by 70 percent.”

“It is time to follow the science and update policies to speed up forest management, and the Forest Service is taking important steps towards getting that done,” Walden said. 

The summary of the rule, posted in the Federal Register and now available for public comment, states:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency) is proposing revisions to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The Agency proposes these revisions to increase efficiency in its environmental analysis while meeting NEPA’s requirements and fully honoring its environmental stewardship responsibilities. The proposed rule would contribute to increasing the pace and scale of work accomplished on the ground and would help the Agency achieve its mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Public input has informed the development of the proposed rule, including through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Agency is now requesting public comment on the revisions in the proposed rule. The Agency will carefully consider all public comments in preparing the final rule.

“The new rule will expedite project implementation and allow the Forests Service to better reach their goals of restoring deteriorating forest health conditions and protecting homes along with saving human and animal lives including endangered species from devastating wildfires,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said.

“This is another example of how the Trump administration is making life easier for Americans by streamlining unnecessary and costly regulations,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), chief regulatory reform officer, said. “These proposed rule changes maintain public transparency and better fulfill the needs of western states.”

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GOP Rep. Compares FBI Surveillance of Trump Campaign to Watergate


Representative Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) argued during a Monday House Judiciary Committee hearing that the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign was similar to the Nixon administration’s crimes during the Watergate scandal, reversing a comparison that many of his Democratic colleagues have used to impugn the conduct of President Trump.

Addressing former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, who was called by House Democrats to serve as the hearing’s first witness, Gohmert agreed with the contention that the current political environment resembles Watergate, but argued that President Trump and his allies resemble the Nixon-era Democrats subjected to illegal surveillance.

“There are similarities, you’re right, with regard to Watergate,” Gohmert said. “In both, an administration was seeking to illegally spy on another candidate. In both, people were hired to attempt to gather evidence that could be used against a candidate. In Watergate, the Committee to Reelect the President hired burglars to break into the DNC headquarters. In Watergate, administration officials tried to find ways to use federal dollars to pay for their criminal spying.”

Gohmert went on to claim that the FBI’s reliance on the unsubstantiated Steele dossier to obtain a warrant to surveil then-Trump campaign national-security adviser Carter Page constituted a “fraud” on the FISA court that granted the warrant, since the judge in the case was unaware that the dossier was initially commissioned by the Clinton campaign.

“In Russiagate, members of the federal government used the intel, DOJ, and FBI communities to attempt to defeat a presidential candidate, then when that failed to have him removed from office,” he continued. “In Russiagate, the Clinton campaign and the FBI paid a foreign agent to collude with Russians to produce opposition research — that turned out completely false, as the Mueller report indicated — that could be used to commit a fraud on the FISA court and get multiple warrants to spy on opposition campaigns.”

Congressional Republicans have long argued that the Obama administration’s FBI improperly targeted the Trump campaign for surveillance for purely partisan reasons. Soon after taking office, Attorney General William Barr opened an investigation into the origins of the FBI counterintelligence probe that gave rise to the Mueller investigation to determine whether it was politically motivated.

Defenders of the intelligence community’s conduct have pushed back on the claim that the Steele dossier served as the pretext for the surveillance, pointing out that the counterintelligence probe officially commenced only after an Australian diplomat told his U.S. counterparts that Trump-campaign adviser George Papadopoulos planned to receive opposition research on Hillary Clinton from the Russians.

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Gohmert’s Statement Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day 2019


Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces:

“Today we remember those who President Lincoln said gave their last full measure of devotion for our freedom. These patriots boldly defended our great nation and heroically gave their all so that we might experience security and peace. We can never repay these men and women for their dramatic acts of bravery and selfless deeds of courage. However, we can honor their memories and carry their legacies with us today and always.”

“May God bless and place his hands of protection on those who have chosen to place their lives in harm’s way. We truly owe a debt of gratitude to those currently serving in our military, along with our veterans and those who protected us with their lives. This Memorial Day, may we humbly salute those who have gone before us and blazed the trail of liberty set before us.”

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GOP Rep Explains How Securing Border May Be 'The Most Single Compassionate Thing' US Can Do for Mexico


A Republican congressman from Texas praised President Donald Trump for his action towards ending the immigration crisis taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border, proclaiming that the president’s proposed border wall would help Mexico and other countries in Central and South America.

While giving an interview on Fox News’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on Monday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) — who serves on the powerful House Judiciary Committee — was pressed for his thoughts on the crisis taking place at the southern border.

Gohmert responded by lauding Trump for his proposed border wall, praising the plan as the “most single compassionate thing” that the country could do to help Mexico and the countries in Central and South America where thousands of migrants are leaving to try and enter the U.S.

“[The president’s] detractors can say what they want to, but what President Trump is doing in trying to build a wall where we need it, trying to secure the border, is the most single compassionate thing we can do for the people of Mexico and south of Mexico.”

“The reason they’re not a top ten economy is because of corruption,” continued the Texas Republican. “And that comes from the drug cartels and that comes from the tens of billions of dollars that go flowing into the drug cartels every year.”

Gohmert went on to proclaim that Trump was “going to make Mexico a better place whether they like it or not” by taking care of the drug cartels plaguing the nation and that the solution begins with “building a wall where we need it.”

“Thank God for Donald Trump,” Gohmert added.

Gohmert’s comments came the same day that Trump held a rally for Fred Keller — the Republican nominee in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 12th District — in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, where he invited a man wearing a brick wall-themed suit on stage with him while talking about the border.

As IJR Red noted, the president also took aim at 2020 Democratic primary candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during the rally, slamming him and former President Barack Obama for their “eight long years” of poor foreign policy and proclaiming that “they should be ashamed of themselves.”

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Gohmert’s Statement on President Trump’s Immigration Proposal


Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding President Trump’s newly announced immigration plan:

“My home state of Texas has a first-hand view of the crisis on our southern border and the dangers we all face as the onslaught continues unabated. I am so deeply grateful that President Trump continues to seek solutions to this national security nightmare. It’s a shame that leaders of the opposition party don’t share his zeal for solutions, but rather stand as political zealots doing all they can to create roadblocks to anything that protects our country and improves our way of life.”

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Louie Gohmert accuses FBI Director Wray of a Hillary Clinton emails cover-up


Rep. Louie Gohmert accused FBI Director Christopher Wray of a pro-Hillary Clinton cover-up on Wednesday.

The Texas Republican said members of the Justice Department and FBI were "abusing their powers" to create a case against President Trump during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for full access to special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Gohmert argued the Democrat-led panel has done nothing to address the "attempted coup," and then turned his sights on Wray.

"It comes in and decides we are going to go after the attorney general who is trying to clean up the mess," Gohmert said. "Christopher Wray sure hasn't. Instead of asking from the Intel community, 'Let us see the 100% certain proof you have that Hillary Clinton's personal server was hacked by China,' no, he covers it up and we still haven't seen it. They haven't asked to see it."

The Daily Caller reported last fall that a Chinese company succeeded in having Clinton's unauthorized, private email server that she used during her time as secretary of state. The FBI responded by saying there was no evidence that Clinton's private server was hacked.

Wray has led the FBI since August, confirmed months after Trump fired then- Director James Comey. He testified to a budget panel on Tuesday, and was asked both about the Trump-Russia and Clinton emails investigations. He said the FBI has no evidence to show that illegal "spying" occurred on the Trump campaign.

Gohmert, a staunch supporter of the president, accused the Democratic-majority of the committee of playing politics with its contempt resolution.

"There is a disaster that has occurred in our justice system and this committee has oversight responsibilities and we are abusing those. This motion for contempt is not being done in good faith," he said.

As the hearing took place, the White House asserted executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report.

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Louie Gohmert fires back at Dems: The real scandal is ‘attempted coup’ against President Trump


Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, has had enough of Democrats targeting Attorney General William Barr, describing what he considers a nonsensical campaign to place the head of the Justice Department in contempt of Congress.

Gohmert told his colleagues that the true scandal is the Obama intelligence apparatus’ “attempted coup” against President Trump.

“We’ve never had the Intelligence Community, the FBI, people at the top of the DOJ abusing their powers to create a case against a president where there was none. Where assets were actually used to try to set up members of the Trump campaign when there was no case. To try to create a case. We ought to be all over that. We ought to be demanding answers,” Gohmert said.

“This was an attempted coup, and history is bringing that into focus more and more clearly,” he added. “And what does this committee do about the abuses, the attempted coup? It comes in and decides, ‘We’re going to go after the attorney general who’s trying to clean up the mess.’”

On Wednesday, Democrats on the committee successfully pushed through a measure to hold AG Barr in contempt of Congress. The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines.

President Trump has invoked executive privilege over select contents of the Mueller report. The move coincided with the Democrat-led committee’s decision to advance the contempt of Congress measure. It will now head to the House for a full floor vote.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended the move as a response to the “blatant abuse of power” by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.

“Neither the White House nor Attorney General Barr will comply with Chairman Nadler’s unlawful and reckless demands,” Sanders added.

In an op-ed for Fox News, California RNC Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon described the Democrat initiative in the Judiciary Committee as “long on partisanship but short on historical memory.”

Dhillon writes:

Two examples demonstrate House Democrats’ true motivation. One, as they hurl vicious personal attacks on Barr, calling him a liar and various other slurs and fixating on his March 24 letter to Congress, House Democrats conveniently ignore that 92 percent of the report has been available to the American public to review for weeks. They hope by repeating their invective to create a new political “fire” because the report itself did not provide them the fuel to keep their Russian collusion and obstruction of justice narrative of the past two and a half years going through the 2020 election.

The House vote to hold AG Barr in contempt of Congress will most likely occur Wednesday afternoon.

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Gohmert on AG Barr & Sec. Ross Contempt Resolution: "This Is All About Show"

2019-07-17 19:58:32

Gohmert: "Border Patrol Not Being Given The Money To Do Their Jobs"

2019-07-17 18:09:12

Gohmert in Judiciary Markup: This Administration Helps Children "Every Single Day"

2019-07-17 16:01:53

Gohmert on Obstruction of Justice by Obama Admin: "There Were Crimes Committed & Nobody Prosecuted"

2019-07-12 15:30:11

Gohmert: "President's Independence Day Parade Encouraged Individuals to Join the Military"

2019-07-12 13:07:20

Gohmert: "Failure to Secure Our Borders is What Caused This Crisis"

2019-07-11 15:17:52

Gohmert Mentions Sabine, San Augustine & Shelby Counties in Natural Resources Legislative Hearing

2019-07-10 17:59:25

Gohmert Talks to Eric Bolling on Border Crisis

2019-07-10 17:26:38

Gohmert: "I Hope We'll Get Back to Managing Forests More Responsibly"

2019-06-26 17:46:22

Gohmert Talks About Challenges to the Voting Rights Act

2019-06-25 20:57:25

Gohmert Inquires About Chronic Wasting Disease & Threats to Wildlife

2019-06-25 20:14:10

Gohmert Questions NFL Legend Burgess Owens in Judiciary Hearing on H.R. 40

2019-06-19 18:40:36

Gohmert: Send Immigration Judges to Stop Fake Asylum Claims

2019-06-12 15:37:03

Gohmert Questions Former White House Counsel to President Nixon

2019-06-10 20:35:46

Gohmert on H.R. 6: "There are Clearly Problems with the Bill"

2019-06-04 21:36:50

Gohmert Defends Right to Life in a Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

2019-06-04 16:19:31

Gohmert Offers Amendment to H.R. 2080, The "Dream Act of 2019"

2019-05-22 17:45:42

Gohmert in House Judiciary: "Let's Get The Border Secured Together"

2019-05-22 17:07:53

GOHMERT: "Trump is Going To Make Mexico a Better Place"

2019-05-21 13:56:39

Gohmert Speaks on the Dangers of the Equality Act

2019-05-21 13:55:59

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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.

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