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Louie Gohmert
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Max Sandlin
Personal details
Born
Louis Buller Gohmert Jr.

August 18, 1953 (1953-08-18) (age 67)
Pittsburg, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Kathy Gohmert (m. 1978)
Children 3
Education Texas A&M University (BA)
Baylor University (JD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1978–1982
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
Awards Meritorious Service Medal

Louis Buller Gohmert Jr. (/ˈɡmərt/; born August 18, 1953) is an American attorney and former judge. He is a member of the U.S. Representative from Texas's 1st congressional district since 2005. Gohmert is a member of the Republican Party and is part of the Tea Party movement.

In January 2015, he unsuccessfully ran against John Boehner for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he became known for his criticism of wearing surgical masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In July 2020, Gohmert tested positive for the disease.

In July 2020, Gohmert proposed to ban the Democratic Party over their past support for slavery during the Civil War era.


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