by Christian Flores | Wednesday, January 5th 2022
AUSTIN, Texas — When U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, announced in November he was running for Texas Attorney General, many were surprised he would give up his seat in the U.S. Congress for a crack at a statewide office.
The nine-term congressman joined a crowded field aimed at taking over as the state’s top law enforcement official from embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been under indictment since the beginning of his term and is currently facing a whistleblower lawsuit.
Gohmert visited the Austin area for a campaign stop Wednesday.
“Texas is in trouble,” Gohmert said. “When his seven top people sent a letter to the FBI saying, ‘We believe he’s engaged in criminality. It needs to be investigated,’ then that was quite a blow. Although he says he’s been exonerated, the FBI is still investigating. They’re still talking to witnesses.”