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House Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), an Army veteran and former chief justice of the 12th Court of Appeals, said "some of the Republican leaders" in Congress are allies with obstructionist Democrats who do not want the U.S.-Mexico border wall funded, and they are trying to stop President Donald Trump because they fear if he gets the economy growing "like Reagan did," he will be "unstoppable."
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Congressman Gohmert made his remarks during an Aug. 23 interview on the Laura Ingraham Show, which was also reported at Ingraham's Lifezette. During the interview, Ingraham and Gohmert discussed the $1.6 billion the House already approved as the first step in building the border wall and Gohmert noted the resistance in the Senate.
Referencing Trump's Aug. 22 speech in Phoeniz, Ariz., Gohmert said, "I had a problem with one thing in the Trump speech, and that was when he said, 'Now, the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it,' build that wall.' And I'm going, 'What about some of the Republican leaders that are right there with the obstructionist Democrats?' [Trump] was being so nice, I thought, last night."
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Gohmert added that the Republicans in Congress have "problems," and said, "I'm so fed up with this."
"I think that some of us may just have to say, 'We're going to vote against every rule until you agree to have money in there to build the wall,'" said Gohmert, in reference to the GOP obstruction. "And, of course, that kind of position gets the Republican leadership upset. But I'm sick of this."
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