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11/12/06 - East Texas

Congressman Gohmert in a New Washington

Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (KTRE News Photo / Larry Little) Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (KTRE News Photo / Larry Little)

Democrats will start the new year in control of the House and Senate in Washington, but East Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert held on to his seat. "It's not something I was nervous about at all. Being a person of faith, we give it all we've got day in and day out. I felt like I represented the collective values of East Texas," says Congressman Gohmert.

The change of power will be an adjustment for Gohmert. "There are some that are so opposed to things we beleive here in East Texas, that's going to be tough.-- having a Speaker of the House from San Francisco with San Francisco values. Obviously, we have different values here in East Texas, but we will find common ground and work from there," says Gohmert.

Gohmert agrees with Democrats on their push for a change of direction in the war. "I like Donald Rumsfield, but when you run into so many people above him, below him, and around America that feel like he is not effective, it's like coaching a baseball team when your team doesn't support you. It's going to be hard to be an effective coach," says Gohmert.

The war in Iraq may have cost some Republicans their jobs, but Gohmert knows, while most are not pleased with the war, he feels all Americans want to win and be safe.  

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