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Tags: Rep. Louie Gohmert | Harry Reid

Rep. Gohmert: Obama Admitted Democrats Were 'Party of No'

By    |   Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:00 PM EST

President Barack Obama admitted it was Democrats, not Republicans, that had been the "party of no," Rep. Louie Gohmert told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

Gohmert said Obama made the admission during an NPR interview that aired Monday when he said he rarely had to veto bills, because legislation he objected to was "typically blocked in the Senate" with Nevada Democrat Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader.

"Now the president has finally admitted they've been lying — Harry Reid, all those folks that have been saying Republicans were the party of no. He's basically admitted in this statement, 'yeah, we've been the party of no, but I've been able to rely on Harry Reid to say no so I didn't have to,' " the Texas Republican said Tuesday. "That's what I'm hearing in that statement."

Gohmert, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, explained Republicans often tried to discuss ideas with Obama, but said even though the president communicated he wanted to work with GOP lawmakers, he would follow up by "going to the golf course and not talking to anybody."

"He said, 'I have an open door, if you've got any ideas.' A bunch of us tried. They never had any indication that they would let us in. We kept asking, 'Hey, we've got some good ideas.' Never would hear from us. So, that was all for the camera, all for television, but not so much for reality," he said.

With a majority in both houses of Congress, Republicans would now be able to move legislation to the president's desk, such as changes to healthcare, approving the Keystone XL pipeline, and defunding amnesty, Gohmert said, adding voters expected lawmakers to "follow through and do what we said we would do" when running for office.

"This lets voters see who it is that's representing them," he said. "The best thing to do for an open government is get votes on bills."

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President Barack Obama admitted it was Democrats, not Republicans, that had been the "party of no," Rep. Louie Gohmert told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:00 PM
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