In Stunning News, Republican Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert helped coordinate the January 6 riot, sources say
AUSTIN, Texas – Amazing new details have appeared appearing to show Texas Republican elected officials were even more closely involved in the engineering of the events of the January 6 domestic terrorist attack in Washington, DC than previously thought. According to Rolling stone, two people who organized the attack said they held dozens of planning meetings with far-right congressmen before the attack, including Republican congressman from Texas Louie Gohmert (TX-01).
The implications of the allegations are enormous. The involvement of Texas Republicans in these events is already well documented, from Ken Paxton’s participation in the Jan. 6 Trump rally, to Ted Cruz’s rhetoric constantly questioning election results, to lawmakers in the Republican state of Texas who participated directly in the riots. Yet the news that a sitting Republican congressman from Texas may have actively contributed to the planning of the riot – a direct attempt to overturn the 2020 election results by force – is incredibly disturbing.
No sitting member of Congress should be able to plan a coordinated attack on our democracy with impunity. Texas Democrats urge every journalist to hold Gohmert and his congressional conspirators accountable and shed light on their involvement in these events.
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa made the following statement:
“It is incredibly disturbing to hear the allegations that Republican Congressman from Texas, Louie Gohmert, helped directly coordinate the domestic terrorist attack that took place on January 6. the American people and the most recent election results safer in our nation’s history. And it’s a slap in the face to all Texans that Republican lawmakers in Texas have been at the heart of this year’s attacks on our democracy – from Gohmert’s alleged involvement to Ken Paxton s ‘speaking alongside Trump just before these attacks, to Ted Cruz spending months churning out lies about the 2020 election results. Americans died on January 6. This must end.
“I urge reporters to hold Louie Gohmert accountable and uncover the truth about what exactly happened among far-right members of Congress prior to this national terrorist attack on our nation’s Capitol. Every American deserves immediate answers on the extent of Gohmert and his cronies’ involvement in these events. Every day that we wait for without answers is an insult to Texans, our democracy and everything we stand for as a country. We demand the truth now.