Louie Gohmert's file


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.

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Recent statements by and about Louie Gohmert

Recent stories featuring Louie Gohmert

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

Louie Gohmert, House speaker aspirant, has PolitiFact report card

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, the Tyler Republican who's revealed he wants to unseat House Speaker John Boehner, is familiar with the Truth-O-Meter.


See Louie Gohmert's PolitiFact report card here.

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.

Louie Gohmert, Austin, Texas, EPA employment: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert gives his take on Wall Street's political donations, while Austin's allure for young adults takes a dip.

Listen: Did Americans lack health coverage 40 years ago?

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.