Tag Archives: Louie Gohmert

Cultist Reps Booted From Prison Holding Rioters: We’re In “Totalitarian Marxist Territory, This Is A Dictatorship”

Raw Story reports: Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), and Louie Gohmert (TX) complained on Thursday after prison officials refused to allow them to enter a facility housing people who allegedly attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Conservative news outlets OAN and RSBN covered the lawmakers’ attempt to enter the facility. The stunt was billed as an …

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Cultist Reps Accuse DOJ Of Mistreating Capitol Rioters

The American Independent reports: Four far-right House Republicans have announced that they will hold a news conference outside the Department of Justice on Tuesday to demand “answers from Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland on the status of January 6th prisoners and related investigations.” Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL), Louie Gohmert (TX), Paul Gosar (AZ), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) say they …

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GOP Reps Hire Cuccinelli For Metal Detector Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports: Two Republican lawmakers suing House officials over new security screening rules have hired attorney Ken Cuccinelli, one of former President Donald Trump’s most controversial political appointees, to represent them in their legal battle, according to court documents. Cuccinelli, the pugnacious former Attorney General of Virginia, was one of the most divisive figures of the Trump administration. …

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Did Louie Gohmert Give $5K To “Death To Gays” Pastor?

The Daily Beast reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert celebrated New Year’s Eve 2020 by dropping several thousand dollars into the coffers of a vitriolically homophobic and antisemitic pastor, federal records indicate. But his office insists the whole thing was just a giant mistake. Team Gohmert claims it hired a Christian singer named Steve Amerson from Granada Hills, California, but accidentally reported …

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GOP Reps Sue Over Metal Detector Fines: “Harassment”

The Hill reports: Two GOP lawmakers announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of fines issued against them for failing to complete security screenings to enter the House chamber. Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert (Texas) and Andrew Clyde (Ga.) both tried to appeal the fines — which are $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the …

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Gohmert Claims Rioters Were Actually “Trump Haters”

The American Independent reports: While questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray during a session of the House Judiciary Committee, Gohmert claimed that on Jan. 5 he spoke to Capitol Police officers who he alleges told him they had been briefed on “online activity that there are people that are going to be coming that hate Trump, but they’re going to dress …

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Loony Louie Gohmert Wonders If Forest Service Can Alter The Moon’s Orbit To Help Stem Climate Change

“I was informed by the director of NASA that they have found that the moon’s orbit is changing slightly and so is the earth’s orbit around the sun, and we know there’s been significant solar flare activity. “And so is there anything the National Forest Service or BLM [Bureau of Land Management] can do to change the course of the …

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Gohmert: People Think I’m “Dumbest Guy In Congress”

The Independent reports: “We were doing better on our SATs until President Carter created a Department of Education,” Rep Gohmert told the House, “[and] when I took it I did very well, it got me into the honors program at [Texas] A&M”. “I’m sure that shocks people that think I’m the dumbest guy in Congress.” Rep Gohmert’s complaints about the …

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Loony Louie Calls Jailed Rioters “Political Prisoners”

The Houston Chronicle reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert defended people arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, calling the vast majority of them “peaceful Americans” during an hourlong speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. The Tyler Republican and former judge pointed to some defendants being held for weeks in jail in Washington awaiting trial, calling them …

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Loony Louie Joins Roster At Texas QAnon Convention

The American Independent reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is scheduled to be a “featured guest” at an upcoming conference organized by a couple with deep roots in the world of the QAnon conspiracy theory and featuring several speakers who have promoted that and other debunked conspiracy theories. The website for the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup 2021,” scheduled for …

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Gohmert Loses Appeal Of $5000 Metal Detector Fine

The Hill reports: The House Ethics Committee said Tuesday that it is upholding the $5,000 fine levied against Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) for bypassing a security screening to enter the House chamber. Gohmert had appealed the fine issued by the House sergeant-at-arms on Feb. 5, days after House Democrats voted to enact the punitive measure to enforce compliance with the …

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Gohmert’s Lawyers Face Sanctions Over Pence Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports: Bar complaints were filed earlier this week against three attorneys who worked on lawsuits aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election. Each of the accused attorneys is named in a complaint concerning the case stylized as Gohmert v. Pence, a lawsuit filed by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) late last year which asked a …

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Two GOP Reps Fined $5K For Evading Metal Detectors

The Washington Post reports: Two Republican House members have been fined $5,000 for bypassing the security screening that has been set up outside the House chamber in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, a senior Democratic aide said Friday. The lawmakers, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) and Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), appear to be …

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Gohmert: Rejecting My Lawsuit Is A Call To Violence

“With regard to the standing issue, if a member of Congress who is going to object to electors that were fraudulently sit there, and a state has sent two sets, and I don’t have standing, to go to court and say the electors act, it has got an unconstitutional provision, if I don’t have standing to do that, nobody does. …

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Trump Judge Tosses Gohmert’s Suit Against Pence

Slate reports: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and 11 Arizona Republicans that sought to force Vice President Mike Pence to essentially overturn the results of the election and hand it to President Donald Trump. U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Kernodle, a Trump appointee, said Gohmert and his fellow Republicans lacked standing …

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Gohmert Filing Claims Pence Has Power To Decide The Winner, Otherwise He’s Just A “Glorified Letter-Opener”

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence has the unilateral power to decide the outcome of the 2020 election, according to the latest filing in a lawsuit brought by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and other Republicans mounting a last-ditch bid to overturn the results of the 2020 election. “Under the Constitution, he has the authority to conduct that proceeding as he …

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Pence Seeks Dismissal Of Loony Louie’s Batshit Lawsuit

The Washington Post reports: Vice President Pence late Thursday asked for a lawsuit that aimed to expand his power to use a congressional ceremony to overturn the presidential election be dismissed, arguing that he was not the right person to sue over the issue. The filing will come as a disappointment to supporters of President Trump, who hoped that Pence …

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Louie Gohmert Admits Election Challenges Might Bring Violence: “There’s Going To Be Trouble No Matter What”

“That has been discussed. I know that has been a concern. Gee, there may be riots and things. Look, there’s going to be trouble no matter what. “And so why should not we be about defending the Constitution and putting down trouble by those who want to destroy our Constitution instead of just saying let’s just let these people do …

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Gohmert’s Lawsuit Will Unleash Cultists On Pence

Politico reports: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and President Donald Trump’s defeated electors from Arizona may force Vice President Mike Pence to publicly pick a side in Trump’s bid to overturn his 2020 election loss. Though the lawsuit itself is unlikely to gain legal traction, it does put Pence in the position of having to either contest the suit — putting …

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Gohmert Sues Pence To Overturn Electoral College

From a lawsuit filed yesterday: This civil action seeks an expedited declaratory judgment finding that the elector dispute resolution provisions in Section 15 of the Electoral Count Act, 3 U.S.C. §§ 5 and15, are unconstitutional because these provisions violate the Electors Clause and the Twelfth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.U.S. CONST. art. II, §1, cl. 1 & Amend. XII. Plaintiffs …

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