Defending the family

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)


Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) logged the most speaking time on the House floor this year out of his more than 400 colleagues. And so Public Advocate names Congressman Louie Gohmert Family Advocate, Jan. 2015.

Public Advocate president Eugene Delgaudio says: "Credit to the Hill newspaper for compiling this report but as they awarded Gohmert, they also claimed he used "unusual" visual to defend the killing of Christians in the Middle East, remember this is posted Dec. 23 2014 after a series of beheadings and mass killings by anti-Christian extremists.It is not
unusual to depict killing of Christians with posters of Christians being killed. "

The Hill reports:

"Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) logged the most speaking time on the House floor this year out of his more than 400 colleagues.

Capitol Hill staffers are accustomed to looking up at C-SPAN at the end of the legislative day and seeing Gohmert delivering long-winded "special order" speeches for 30 to 60 minutes at a time, multiple times per week. Gohmert clocked in about 29 hours on the floor in 2014, according to C-SPAN data.

The Texas Republican firebrand typically speaks about a variety of topics, including immigration and disagreements with President Obama's Justice Department.

Occasionally he employs unusual visuals, such as posters depicting crucifixions while talking about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. "

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/227974-rep-gohmert-talked-most-on-house-floor-in-2014

SPEAKER PELOSI CUT GOHMERT'S MIKE AND CLOSED THE HOUSE FLOOR IN 2008

Rather than take the silencing of microphones, turning off the lights and locking the doors of the House of Represenatives during a dispute over energy policy in 2008, Gohmert and a band of Republican Congressmen, unlocked the doors, invited the public, took to the floor and also spoke to Public Advocate. So in addition to using the Congressional pulpit, Gohmert speaks publicly and even with the Speaker turning the microphones off.