Former Rep. Gohmert slams weaponized justice system, says some judges abandoned core principles

"You have judges that have abandoned any pretense of being fair and evenhanded," Gohmert said. 

Published: June 1, 2024 3:50pm

Former judge and Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, slammed the weaponized justice system, stating that some judges are allowing politics to dictate decisions from the bench. 

"I don't know that anybody is more offended than I am at the way some of these federal judges and state judges in New York [and] Atlanta have weaponized the system and allowed politics to dictate things," Gohmert said on the "Furthermore with Amanda Head" podcast. 

A jury on Thursday found former President Donald Trump guilty on 34 counts of falsifying business records as part of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's prosecution in connection with a 2016 payment his then-attorney, Michael Cohen, made to Stormy Daniels.

Trump has long contended that the case was part of a political witch-hunt designed to stifle his 2024 bid for the White House, and many prominent Republicans agree with the sentiment. 

"You have judges that have abandoned any pretense of being fair and evenhanded," Gohmert said.

Last year Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis indicted former Trump and 18 co-defendants over their efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in Georgia. 

Gohmert said that when he was a judge, he left the bench to run for Congress so he could make legislative changes because as a judge, one shouldn't be an advocate for a cause. 

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