About the resolution
Were his comments implicitly encouraging such violence at the Capitol Building attack, or merely warning of the possibility?
Despite being a Republican himself, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX1) sued Republican Vice President Mike Pence in late December. The lawsuit sought to overturn an 1887 law as unconstitutional, which lays out the official process for Congress counting and certifying the Electoral College results for president.
The vice president presides over the counting in Congress, leading to a few times in American history when the sitting vice president presided over the official counting of their own presidential election loss. The role has always essentially been ceremonial, but Rep. Gohmert’s lawsuit contended that the vice president has the power to actually determine which states’ electors will officially count. Under this legal theory ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 5, 2021
Length: 2 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Introduced on Jan 5, 2021
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Jan 5, 2021
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H.Res. 19 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.
A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 19. This is the one from the 117th Congress.
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Condemning and censuring Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas, H.R. Res. 19, 117th Cong. (2021).
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