Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Louis Gohmert
Pursuant to Committee Rule 7, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics (Committee) determined to release the following statement:
On February 5, 2021, the Committee received a notification from the Office of the Sergeant at Arms that Representative Louis Gohmert has been fined pursuant to House Resolution 73. Representative Gohmert appealed the fine to the Committee on February 26, 2021, after the Committee adopted its written rules. Pursuant to Section 1(b)(2) of House Resolution 73, upon receipt of an appeal after the Committee adopts its written rules, the Committee has 30 days to consider the appeal, and the fine will be upheld unless the appeal is agreed to by a majority of the Committee.
A majority of the Committee did not agree to the appeal. Pursuant to Section 1(b)(2) of House Resolution 73, the Committee hereby publishes the required notification and Representative Gohmert’s written appeal.