April 8th, 2014
06:47 PM ET
7 months ago

Contempt and asparagus: Holder spars with Republicans

(CNN) - Contempt goes two ways between Attorney General Eric Holder and House Republicans.

Two years ago, House GOP members made Holder the first sitting Cabinet member to be sanctioned with Contempt of Congress, in a still ongoing dispute over documents related to a botched federal gun probe known as "Fast and Furious."

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Filed under: Eric Holder • House Republicans • Louie Gohmert
McCain, Gohmert spar over who's 'intelligent'
October 17th, 2013
03:37 PM ET
1 year ago

McCain, Gohmert spar over who's 'intelligent'

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain may be advising Republicans not to speak ill will of each other, but that's not stopping him from getting into a public exchange with fellow Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert.

Wednesday night, McCain charged that Gohmert had no intelligence, to which the Texas Republican fired back.
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Filed under: John McCain • Louie Gohmert
House Republicans: Senate is running out the clock
September 29th, 2013
05:02 PM ET
1 year ago

House Republicans: Senate is running out the clock

Washington (CNN) – A group of House conservatives gathered Sunday on the Senate side of Capitol Hill to call their Senate colleagues back to work as the government continues to creep toward a government shutdown.

"This is the old football strategy," Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas said at the news conference, holding a football. "When you get to where you want to be in a football game, you run out the clock."
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Filed under: Congress • Health care • House • Louie Gohmert • Marsha Blackburn • Senate
Rep. Gohmert: Obama intolerant of Christian service members
July 11th, 2013
08:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Gohmert: Obama intolerant of Christian service members

(CNN) – A Republican congressman has accused President Barack Obama discriminating against Christians for his objections to a legal measure that would make more room in the military for religious "actions and speech."

In effect, a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, would limit a military officer's possibilities when addressing proselytizing by troops or other activities that could lead to religious run-ins. The White House believes it would lead to disruption in the ranks.
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Filed under: Louie Gohmert
Delayed immigration rollout could face more opposition
April 17th, 2013
11:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Delayed immigration rollout could face more opposition

Washington (CNN) – A bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system, in the works for months, faced delays this week as lawmakers and President Barack Obama shifted focus to the bomb attack in Boston.

But the measure, which was formally filed for consideration in the Senate early Wednesday, already faces blowback from some opponents of immigration reform, who argue Monday's attack - which was committed by a yet unknown perpetrator – should be cause for reconsidering any reform making it easier for immigrants to gain citizenship.
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Filed under: Immigration • Louie Gohmert • Steve King • Terrorism
March 9th, 2013
10:36 AM ET
2 years ago

After GOP criticism of golf costs, Obama opts for basketball

(CNN) – Saturday morning dawned sunny in Washington, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-40s – in other words, perfect golf weather.

But President Barack Obama didn’t hit the links, a favorite hobby of his that came under criticism from Republicans in recent days.
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Critics to Obama: Give up golf, not W.H. tours
March 5th, 2013
07:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Critics to Obama: Give up golf, not W.H. tours

(CNN) – After the White House announced it would stop giving tours due to the forced spending cuts, some Republicans gave an alternative proposal: Cancel the golf trips, instead.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, is trying to make it illegal for President Barack Obama to use tax dollars for commuting to golf trips. On Tuesday, he submitted an amendment to the continuing resolution that would prohibit the president from using federal funds to travel to or from a golf course until the White House resumes public tours.
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Filed under: Louie Gohmert • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • White House
December 16th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Gun debate gains traction as some lawmakers say it’s time to act

(CNN) – Lawmakers tend to stay quiet in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings, hoping to avoid attempts to politicize such tragedy.

But two days after the attack that took the lives of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, lawmakers were eager to take on the gun debate Sunday - with many saying a tipping point had finally been reached to pass stricter laws.
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Texas congressman: Principal should have been armed for self-defense
December 16th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Texas congressman: Principal should have been armed for self-defense

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert said the deadly Connecticut school shooting could have been halted sooner if staff at the school had been equipped with guns.

"I wish to God (the principal) had had an M4 in her office, locked up, so when she heard gunfire she pulls it out … and takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids," the Republican from Texas said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: Connecticut • Gun rights • Louie Gohmert • Texas
Lone vote cast for keeping term 'lunatic' in federal law
December 5th, 2012
07:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Lone vote cast for keeping term 'lunatic' in federal law

(CNN) - The U.S. House passed a bill Wednesday to do away with the word "lunatic" in federal law with a sole congressman voting against the measure, insisting in Washington the word still has an application.

Three hundred ninety-eight congressmen voted in favor of passing the bill. Thirty two did not vote and one, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, voted against the measure, which passed the Senate in May with no opposition.
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Filed under: Louie Gohmert
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