Republican from Texas
Louie Gohmert, a U.S. House member since 2005, is a former chief justice of the Texas 12th Court of Appeals and Smith County state district judge. He lives in Tyler.
Recent statements involving Louie Gohmert
"We went from $160 billion deficit spending in (President George W.) Bush's last year to $1.6 trillion the following year."
Recent stories featuring Louie Gohmert
We talked with KUT, 90.5 FM, about Louie Gohmert's claim about Americans lacking health coverage 40 years ago. Click the orange button to the right to listen.
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Louie Gohmert said on C-SPAN that al Qaeda has camps south of the Rio Grande. That's speculative, we find.
Texas U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess says you won’t be able to buy traditional 100-watt light bulbs next year. That claim drew our inaugural rating of Mostly False, which this week replaced Barely True on the Truth-O-Meter.
As fact-checkers, we sit up especially straight when someone connected to Texas politics makes a flat-out claim. Absolutes seem to holler for review.
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