Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

Rep Louie Gohmert Doubles-Down After Ending Dobbs Segment With ‘It’s Not Anti-Semitic To Criticize [George] Soros’

2018/11/01

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert fired back at those who accuse him and others of anti-Semitism for criticizing liberal billionaire financier George Soros.

At the end of a segment on Wednesday night’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Gohmert said, “It’s not anti-Semitic to criticize Soros, and Israel issued a statement a year ago saying just that.”

Gohmert’s televised comments came less than a week after Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell was banned from Fox-affiliated networks after accusing the “Soros-occupied State Department” of funding the caravan of migrants on its way through Mexico to the United States, a claim that the Texas congressman himself has echoed.

 

The left has made a concerted attempt to link any criticism of the billionaire financier with anti-Semitism. In an article titled, “‘Dripping with poison of antisemitism’: the demonization of George Soros,” The Guardian’s Jason Wilson makes his case:

From the racist white nationalist site the Daily Stormer to major conservative media stars, the right has been increasingly united over the last decade in seeing the hidden hand of Soros, whom they frequently describe as a “globalist”, in all manner of events.

He has been falsely accused by the right of orchestrating alleged violence from so-called “antifa” groups, manipulating the world economy, being a wartime Nazi collaborator and sponsoring the entirely fictional project of “white genocide.”

As does Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that attempts to link Soros to the caravan is akin to a “blood libel” against Jews.

In a statement to The Daily Caller, Rep. Gohmert doubled-down on his criticism of Soros:

“The alt-left media, including the New York Times, has decided to provide an all out defense of their beloved, self-identified and remorseless former Nazi collaborator of Jewish lineage, who even the Israeli government knows well is not their friend. George Soros, an anti-God, anti-Israel billionaire, is perhaps the largest ever global funder of efforts to undermine America’s Constitution. Anyone who puts this much effort into the destabilization of America and the destruction of Israel deserves to be called out for his actions.”

The Texas congressman also included a link to a statement from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that essentially accused the billionaire financier of undermining “Israel’s democratically elected governments by funding organizations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself.”

 

Finally, Free Beacon’s David Rutz wondered why the left has banned criticism of Soros, yet allow and encourage criticism of right-wing financiers like Sheldon Adelson.

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle smirked at the camera and surmised Trump exited the Iran nuclear deal to “please Sheldon Adelson,” and then-Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert once joked about Scott Walker wanting the “blessing and fortune of Sheldon Adelson, but they’re not greedy. They’ll settle for just the fortune.”

Tom Steyer, another Democratic megadonor whose father was Jewish, recently said Adelson’s transfer of millions to the Republican National Committee was directly tied to the Trump administration’s move of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal.

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Gohmert: Caravan’s ‘Going to Find Out We Have a Very Strong President, Not a Weak-Kneed Guy Afraid of Hurting People’s Feelings’

2018/10/22

“Thank God we have a president that will stand up to an invasion like this,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) exclaimed Monday, addressing the caravan of thousands of illegal aliens approaching the U.S. border.

The army of illegal aliens storming the U.S. southern border constitutes an actual "invasion" of our country, and President Donald Trump is prepared to take them on, Gohmert told Fox News:

“All of these people trying to force their way in – it’s called an invasion. And, thank God we have a president that will stand up to an invasion like this. But, under our Constitution, a governor can call out military troops to stop an invasion.

“But, fortunately, Governor Abbott won’t have to, because the president’s going to take care of that.”

Both the caravan and the drug cartels supporting it are in for a rude awakening when they hit the U.S. border, because President Trump is tough enough to stop them, Rep. Gohmert said:

“They’re going to find out we have a very strong president – not a weak-kneed guy that’s afraid of offending people. Because, he understands his job is protecting the American people – and that’s what you can expect President Trump to do.”

Despite liberal complaints, President Trump has clear authority to deploy troops to stop the invasion of illegal aliens, Gohmert said:

“There’s nothing unconstitutional or illegal about the president doing what Woodrow Wilson did: put tens of thousands of people on the border and make sure nobody forces their way in.

“And, you’re talking about coming through ports of entry – the president’s got to close the border until this threat is over, because it is a threat.”

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Gohmert: DOJ Must Investigate Caravan Funding

2018/10/22

The Department of Justice must investigate funding behind the massive migrant caravan heading ot the U.S. border, and the people traveling from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador won't be able to make a legitimate asylum claim once they arrive, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Monday.

"We have got to have the DOJ investigate where the funding is coming from to send these thousands and thousands of people to the U.S., because that you can use RICO to go after them," the Texas  Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Asylum claims are not legitimate if they are not made in the, if we're not the first country they come to after leaving their country."

He added that there were "supposedly" political factors that got the caravan started, and then it too on an "inertia on its own."

"There is money coming in," he said. "I'm sure there is some coming from the United States going to help this caravan along. It is building of its own momentum and it will take a very strong president, which we have, to stop it and we've got to make clear to Mexico they are not coming in."

He added that President Donald Trump will take care of the issue, which he has called an invasion.

"Under our constitution a governor can call out military troops to stop an invasion, but fortunately Gov. (Greg) Abbott won't have to because the president will take care of that," said Gohmert.


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Louie Gohmert: Use anti-racketeering law to track down people funding Central American caravan

2018/10/22

A Texas Republican suggested Monday that the Trump administration should use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO, to investigate who might be funding a caravan of 7,000 Central American migrants traveling to the United States' southern border.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should instruct the Justice Department to look into who is paying people to walk from Honduras north through Guatemala and Mexico.

"We have got to have the DOJ investigate where the funding is coming from to send these thousands and thousands of people to the U.S.," Gohmert told Fox News Monday morning. "You can use RICO to go after them."

The federal government has made no indication that the caravan is receiving outside money, but Gohmert insisted the up to 7,000 people fleeing violence and economic peril in Northern Triangle nations are being helped by an outside financial contribution.

Gohmert, whose district is in northeastern Texas, suggested "perhaps" Democratic billionaire George Soros was behind the group.

He declared the caravan, which recently crossed into Mexico from Guatemala, was an "invasion." On foot, the trek from Mexico's southern border to Southeast Texas will take around one month to complete, according to previous statements from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Gohmert said in that time, the U.S. should shut down its entire southern border. He did not specify if trade would continue to flowing into the country from Mexico.

On an average day, CBP processes $6.5 billion worth of imported goods and collects $120 million in duties, taxes, and other fees, according to data from fiscal 2017.

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Rep. Gohmert and Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Pen Letter in Support of City of Lufkin’s Request for a Foreign Trade Zone

2018/10/10

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week penned a letter in support of the City of Lufkin’s request for a foreign trade zone (FTZ) to Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board.

“With over 145,000 workforce participants, I am happy to support the City of Lufkin’s request to establish a foreign-trade zone (FTZ),” Rep. Gohmert said. “Located near major interstates, airports and rail transportation, this thriving city in east Texas is prepared and equipped to increase international trade development.

“Not only will this designation create more job opportunities for the residents of Lufkin, Texas it will aid in retaining the jobs already filled and additionally, attract new companies to the region which will generate even more economic success and expansion.”

“Texans benefit enormously from international trade,” Sen. Cruz said. “The City of Lufkin has tremendous resources and an equipped workforce. Establishing a Foreign Trade Zone will incentivize further investment in the city, and create more good paying jobs and opportunity for Texans. I am hopeful the FTZ Board will work swiftly to meet the city’s request.”

“Opening up East Texas industry to global markets means more jobs and more opportunity for Lufkin and the surrounding area,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I’m proud to join my colleagues Senator Cruz and Congressman Gohmert in supporting the City of Lufkin’s application for a Foreign Trade Zone.”

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Gohmert’s Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh

2018/10/06

Today, Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:

“Today is a great day for this nation. The confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh is a victory for the U.S. Constitution and for every single American who values freedom over tyranny. Any American who has grieved in recent decades as we have seen five Supreme Court justices substitute their fleeting whims for the clear meaning of the Constitution’s words should be rejoicing today. We have today added a Justice who wants justice and intends to let the Constitution speak for itself. 

As someone who sent so many men to prison for assaulting women, I believe our laws must be enforced and any attacks on fellow human beings must be punished. In Justice Kavanaugh’s situation, however, Senate hearings and the media were used to assassinate the character of an honorable man who spent his life building a reputation for honesty and integrity, with no evidence other than vague, clouded, remote, questionable, conflicting and completely unverified recollection.  There was a time when decent people in America would go to extreme lengths to insure that before they made an allegation, they had to make absolutely certain that they did not disparage an innocent, honorable man. Not only did that not happen in Justice Kavanaugh’s case, there was a massive rush to judgment without evidence at all. Justice Kavanaugh’s family has also been threatened and had his opponents use every form of the most indecent, violent and despicable language to describe what haters aspire to do to the Kavanaughs physically, revealing a seamy, disgusting underside of American debauchery that should offend every thinking American.”

“Under our Constitution, America was a place where those accused of a crime had the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Sadly, Judge Kavanaugh was not given that right. In fact, today’s virulent haters have taken us back to a place not seen since the hate and unfairness of a very hateful time many decades ago.  Dr. Blasey Ford’s claims were listened to, investigated and shown the proper respect before the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, after the many hours of testimony and a new, seventh FBI report on Judge Kavanaugh, these allegations were not only completely, in whole and in part, uncorroborated, but the inconsistencies and the other witnesses’ denials established Justice Kavanaugh to be a man who was very unfairly accused.”


“This process has been exhausting and frustrating for all involved – especially for the Kavanaugh family. The Democrats have shown their true colors over these past few weeks. They have again staked out an unparalleled ownership of the politics of personal destruction of all with whom they disagree, to the exclusion of civil decency. Their tactics have embraced the ugliest and meanest bullying that has ever been witnessed in a confirmation process. I hope and pray that now that the Senate has successfully completed Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation, the American people themselves will complete their process of voting to keep home all of those Democrat candidates who embraced the politics of personal destruction. Their kind of bloodlust for power needs to be extinguished at the ballot box. 

I also thank those Senators who were not swayed by the emotional hatefulness, but examined the lack of evidence for themselves.  Congratulations to Justice Brett Kavanaugh on his new position on the United States Supreme Court where I know he will serve his country with dignity and without the hatefulness of those who slandered him.”

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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Seven GOP congressmen call for House and Senate Ethics investigations into leaking of Ford letter

2018/10/03

Seven Republican congressmen formally requested on Wednesday that the House and Senate Ethics Committees investigate Democrats’ handling of Christine Blasey Ford’s letter detailing sexual assault allegations.

Representatives Andy Biggs, Steve King, Jeff Duncan, Bob Gibbs, Ralph Normal, Rod Blum, and Louie Gohmert sent two letters to each chamber’s Ethics Committee targeting Rep. Anna Eshoo and Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

They requested that both California Democrats and their staff be investigated in other to determine how Ms. Blasey Ford’s letter was leaked to the press.

“Deliberately outing Dr. Ford without her consent may have a lasting impact on women’s willingness to report future assaults,” the letters read. “For these reasons, we are calling for an immediate ethics investigation to identify the individuals who are responsible for this breach and take appropriate action.”

Ms. Eshoo explained in interviews that Ms. Blasey Ford came to her earlier in the summer with the allegations. She said after talking for an hour and a half that her constituent wanted her to move the allegations forward, so she spoke to Ms. Feinstein about them.

After that conversation, Ms. Feinstein requested that Ms. Blasey Ford send a letter to her office detailing the allegations. That letter was dated July 30th, but was not publicly disclosed until September.

Ms. Feinstein denied that her staff leaked the letter, and suggested that Ms. Blasey Ford’s friends could have gone to the press.

In an interview with MSNBC last month, Ms. Eshoo said she was unaware of how the letter leaked and insisted neither her nor Ms. Feinstein’s offices were responsible. 

“I really don’t know — it could have come from the community as well,” she said, “If I knew I would tell you.”

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Gohmert: Dems Fighting Declassification ‘to Protect the Guilty;’ Rosenstein Has ‘Strong Motive’ to Suppress

2018/09/19

The reason Democrats and the Justice Department (DOJ) are resisting President Donald Trump’s order to declassify certain Russia investigation documents is that they want to “protect the guilty,” Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said Tuesday.

“The reason for the delay has been to protect the guilty,” Gohmert told Fox Business Host Lou Dobbs. “The names are being redacted, things are being redacted to protect the guilty. So, that’s the reason that they’re being redacted. That’s the reason they’re being slow to uncover these things.”

History shows previous declassifications opposed by Democrats, ultimately exposed, wrongdoing, Rep. Gohmert noted:

“Every time we have seen something be unredacted – it wasn’t about sources and methods, we want to protect those – but, every time, it has been self-serving to protect the people who have been violating federal regulations, violating protocol of the Justice Department or violating the law.

“And, so, it’s kind of calling wolf one too many times to be saying, “Gee, this is terrible.” No, it’s transparency, and the American people need to see just how bad the DOJ was weaponized and was utilized.”

Rosenstein has a “strong motive” for keeping the American public from finding out what’s in these documents, due to his involvement in the original Russia investigation and the deal that provided $145 million to the Clinton Foundation, Rep. Gohmert said:

“And, don’t forget ever for a moment, who’s in charge at Justice over all of this, it’s Rosenstein, the guy that was part of the original Russia investigation that helped Mueller and Weissmann keep it tamped down so that Clinton could approve the deal with CFIUS and they could get $145 million into the Clinton Foundation.

“So, Rosenstein, that same guy, he has a strong motive for keeping this suppressed, at least past the election, as he hopes and prays Democrats get at least one of the majorities so they can protect him from prosecution.”

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Gohmert’s Statement on the 17th Anniversary of 9/11

2018/09/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement remembering and honoring the lives lost on September 11, 2001:

“On this day seventeen years ago, communities and families were torn apart by an extreme act of violent hate. Today we remember the thousands of precious lives lost in the terrorist attack— parents, siblings, children, neighbors, and friends. We will not forget that they mattered, that they loved, and laughed and were striving to make the world a better place. 

We also honor the heroism of the service men and women who spent their final hours doing everything within their power to protect and serve the needs of their fellow man and woman. In response to the worst of humanity, they showed the best of humanity. 

The hate that tried to break America instead showed the rest of the world why America is strong. We came together as a nation like I had never seen before. Back home in Tyler, Texas, I remember joining hands with people from all ages, races, walks of life and backgrounds as we lifted our country up in prayer. On September 12 of 2001, there were no hyphenated Americans; we were just Americans and very proud of it.

Then, as today, we mourn the senseless act of terror that took so many lives. And while there is a group of Americans who are also now filled with hate and desires of anarchy, the vast majority of Americans love freedom, they love mercy, and they have hope for a better tomorrow.

My prayer is that we return to that sense of unity, that we remember the patriotism of those who gave their last full measure of devotion serving others.

Take a moment with me today to remember and honor the victims and fallen heroes of the attack seventeen years ago. And let us come together as Americans and return to the principles and values that make our nation the greatest, most generous, and caring country in the history of the world.” 

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: The Government Needs To Hold More Federal Employees Accountable For Misconduct

2018/09/03

When Hurricane Harvey crashed onto Texas shores, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked tirelessly to come to our citizens’ aid. Unfortunately, in the months since then, information has been released regarding a top FEMA official who abused his position to harass co-workers and create inappropriate environments.

According to numerous reports, FEMA personnel chief, Corey Coleman, fostered a culture of widespread sexual harassment during his time with the agency. This case makes clear that while a majority of civil servants are working tirelessly for the American people, a few bad actors can corrupt an entire agency.

In our current system, the process for removing these bad actors is nearly impossible.

According to data obtained by FedScope, only 0.5 percent of federal employees have been fired in recent years for poor performance or misconduct. Meanwhile, a 2015 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed that once a decision is made to fire a federal employee, removing them from office can take between six months to a year, if not longer.

Draining the swamp is not just fiscally responsible, it is absolutely essential to creating a lasting climate of accountability in our nation’s capital – which is the real battle we are fighting.

Washington dysfunction runs deep. True change must uproot systemic injustices and remove those in government who perpetuate them. Meanwhile, all of us in government must begin insisting upon excellence and stop incentivizing ineptitude.

This is the essence of the MERIT (Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation) Act — a piece of legislation I am proud to co-sponsor. The MERIT Act allows for the expedited removal of federal employees who have either engaged in misconduct or who are failing to perform their duties. It also expedites the appeals process in the event these employees protest their termination.

Don’t forget the case of the VA employee found guilty of neglecting patients with extraordinary waits for treatment or care, and fraudulently creating imaginary, short wait-times which led to employee performance bonuses. She also accepted $50,000 in gifts from the medical industry, while accusations of retaliation against whistleblowers were leveled against her. The Obama Administration’s VA leaders fired her in 2015. A federal Circuit Court of Appeals decided the VA should not have fired her. She needed to be back at the VA preventing veterans from getting the care they desperately needed even if her actions led to their death.

The sensible reforms of the new MERIT Act were included in the bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, a law overwhelmingly approved by Congress and signed by President Trump last year. Lawmakers of both parties have praised this legislation for giving the VA secretary the tools necessary to “hold bad employees accountable” and end the culture of corruption at the U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) administration.

Thanks to this legislation and no thanks to federal courts, our veterans have a better chance of receiving the support and medical care they deserve.

Unfortunately, these rules only apply to the VA. The rest of the federal government remains shockingly impervious to accountability.

Alarmingly, recent efforts by the Trump administration to hold the federal government more accountable have been struck down by activist judges. A federal district judge recently invalidated most of the provisions of three executive orders President Trump issued to make it easier to fire federal employees.

Abuse exists in all areas of government and we cannot ignore it unless it affects our veterans. This is no way to run a government.

Some federal employees may be concerned, but hard-working employees should take heart that if we can get this passed, supervisors who abuse other federal employees can be removed and the abused federal employees can have a decent workplace free of protected dictators. Some employees have related how miserable their federal employment was because of a horrendous boss that federal law protected from being fired.

This law will change that.

Glaring employment issues at the EPA, the Department of the Interior, the Justice Department, IRS, and the Intelligence agencies among so many other agencies, require that we take the bipartisan reforms being successfully implemented at the VA and apply them across the federal behemoth.

No matter the agency or department, civil service abuse of other federal employees and the American people who are forced to bow before capricious federal abusers must not be tolerated any longer. Further, bureaucratic insolence, maltreatment of other workers and the general public while it also drains taxpayers’ pocketbooks can no longer be rewarded with lifetime employment and pensions.

There simply has to be accountability, before the cure for the spoils system illness becomes worse than the disease.

Enabling lawlessness and rewarding lethargy is the way of the swamp. We will never drain the swamp unless we can fire the swamp.

To show your support for the MERIT Act, please take a moment to visit the website FireTheSwamp.com and let your lawmaker know you support extending the bipartisan good government reforms adopted by the VA to the rest of the federal government.

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.


The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of The Daily Caller.

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2018-10-11 18:04:25


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2018-10-05 00:19:45


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2018-09-19 00:52:23


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2018-09-11 14:59:02


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2018-09-10 20:07:18


Gohmert on Social Media Censorship, Kavanaugh Hearings & NY Times 'Anonymous' Oped Writer

2018-09-06 20:45:39


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2018-09-06 15:46:18


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2018-08-09 13:56:41


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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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TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

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Michael Conaway

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Kay Granger

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