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Congressman Gohmert Address ETex in Town Hall

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People gathered at Central Perk in Marshall, Texas for Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert's town hall and question and answer session with the sometimes controversial congressman.

Gohmert sparked controversy last week in an interview accusing President Barack Obama for stirring up more racial tension and violence than any other president since the 1960's. Among issues discussed at today's town hall where Obamacare and it's affect on businesses and the economy. They also discussed national security and immigration. People in East Texas say they stick with politics instead of rhetoric and they're glad to have the opportunity to hear from and talk to their congressman.

Connie Ware lives in Marshall. She attended the town hall and said it's wonderful to see politicians reach out to constituents. "Particularly in smaller towns, they like to feel like they have some type of influence and they know their elected people because people think all of the attention is given to bigger cities and that's just not the case."
Congressman Gohmert said, "People are very concerned about Obamacare not doing what it's supposed to do, hurting the economy and putting people from full time work to part time work. Town Halls are a great way to get out among the people and find out what they want to see happen.

This is Gohmert's fifth term as congressman serving East Texas. He is gearing up for re-election.

 

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