In Stunning News, Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert Helped Coordinate January 6 Riot, Sources Allege

AUSTIN, Texas — Stunning new details have emerged appearing to show Texas Republican elected officials were even more closely involved in engineering the events of the January 6 domestic terror attack in Washington, D.C. than previously thought. According to Rolling Stone, two individuals who organized the attack say they held dozens of planning meetings with extreme-right members of Congress in the leadup to the attack — including Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01).

The implications of the allegations are massive. Texas Republicans’ involvement in these events is already well-documented, from Ken Paxton’s participation in the Jan. 6 Trump rally, to Ted Cruz’s rhetoric consistently casting doubt on the election results, to the Texas Republican state lawmakers who participated directly in the riots. Yet the news that a sitting Texas Republican member of Congress may have actively contributed to the planning of the riot — a direct attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election 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 reporter to hold Gohmert and his Congressional conspirators accountable and get to the bottom of their involvement in these events.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“It is incredibly disturbing to hear the allegations that Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert helped directly coordinate the domestic terror attack that took place on January 6. It’s an outrage that a sitting member of Congress may have helped plan a violent attempt to overturn the will of the American people and the results of the most secure election in our nation’s history. And it’s a slap in the face to every Texan that Texas Republican lawmakers have been at the heart of this year’s attacks on our democracy — from Gohmert’s alleged involvement, to Ken Paxton speaking alongside Trump right before these attacks, to Ted Cruz spending months spouting lies about the results of the 2020 election. Americans died on January 6. This has to stop.

“I urge reporters to hold Louie Gohmert accountable and uncover the truth of exactly what went on among extreme-right members of Congress in the leadup to this domestic terror attack on our nation’s Capitol. Every American deserves immediate answers about the scope of Gohmert and his cronies’ involvement in these events. Every day we wait without answers is an insult to Texans, to our democracy, and to everything we stand for as a country. We demand the truth now.”