Rep. Gohmert on Redistricting Decision

U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (TX) made the following statement in response to the favorable ruling handed down this morning from the Supreme Court of the United States:

"Today's ruling from the Supreme Court is not surprising though some of Justice Kennedy's rationale is a bit contorted. The court does basically acknowledge Chief Justice Roberts' position during oral arguments that the 2003 districts are immensely more fair than the 1991 map drawn by the Democrats. Now that this ruling is finalized, I hope the focus for this upcoming election will be on the issues and the candidates and not on demagoguery. The Court appears to affirm all the redistricting actions and only requires tweaking one or two districts."

Rep. Gohmert represents the First District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Gohmert serves on three key House committees: Judiciary, Resources, and Small Business. He can be reached at