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. Pursuant to Section 1(a)(3) of House Resolution 73, the Committee hereby publishes the fine notification.
The Committee notes that the mandatory publication of a fine notification does not itself reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee. Representative Gohmert has appealed the fine. Upon a determination regarding the appeal, the Committee will make a further public statement regarding this matter. In order to comply with Committee Rule 7 regarding confidentiality, the Committee will refrain from making further public statements until that time.