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U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, and Republican candidate for Attorney General of the primary elections, talks to a videographer outside of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dallas on March 1, 2022.

Louie Gohmert leaves Congress having passed one law and spread countless falsehoods

Gohmert was a precursor to former President Donald Trump’s brand of populist, establishment-bucking conservatism that delights in offending progressives and makes no apologies for spreading misinformation.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, during a House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. in 2019.

“He's gone from something of an outlier that people chalked up to some combination of region and personality, to someone who is more representative of a big faction of a big share of Republican voters and even Republican elites.”

— Jim Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin

The lackluster policymaker

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, stands during a break as the House Judiciary Committee holds the first formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 4, 2019.

The provocateur

The talker

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert questions FBI agent and former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok at a  joint hearing of two House committees responsible for FBI and Justice Department oversight.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) criticizes the mainstream media for invoking a 'race riot' while covering the Tulsa shooting in an interview on Newsmax in 2022.
Rep Louie Gohmert defends 'terror babies' to Anderson Cooper on a CNN interview in 2010.

The insurrection 

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, spoke at a Freedom Caucus press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in December of 2020.

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