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Gohmert responds to President's speech

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Congressman Louis Gohmert will soon return to a far different house of representatives. President Obama acknowledged the power shift in a speech today stressing the need for bipartisan cooperation.

Last night Republicans amassed their biggest majority since 1946, a far cry from the past 2 years for Congressman Louis Gohmert. "They were ramming legislation down the throats of Republicans that were against it and most of America that was against it," said Gohmert.

Citing the deficit, clean-energy, and education reform as continued goals, President Obama also acknowledged past mistakes, pledging to get bring both parties together. "I'm eager to hear good ideas wherever they come from," said the President.

'" think he is every bit as sincere saying that as he was when he got elected two years ago," said Gohmert. "I think he means it just in the past there has been no follow through.'

The President suggested possible future compromises could come with healthcare and tax cuts, but warned against the partisan bickering that's often taken center stage.

"The number one threat right now is this deficit spending, the Soviet Union fell apart not from weapons but because they went broke," said Gohmert.

Progress remains to be seen, but the president showed hope remains in the history of the country. "I believe in the resiliency of a nation that's bounded back from much worse than what we're going through right now."

Congressman Gohmert will spend the next two weeks in East Texas, before heading back to capitol hill to join a now significantly larger group of Republican allies.

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