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Gohmert: Evangelicals Should Worry Trump Will Return to Liberal Principles

Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show"

By    |   Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 04:53 PM

Not only did Rep. Louie Gohmert tell Newsmax TV that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on faith should be taken at face value, but he also warned Evangelicals that the real estate mogul could potentially being saying what he needs to say in order to win and will eventually go back on his remarks.

"I love a lot of the things that Donald Trump is saying but then you worry since he is a deal maker and he knows how to win," Gohmert said Thursday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show."

"Is he doing what he needs to do to win now, and then going to turn around and go back to the principles he stood on for nearly all of his life in the general election? And then evangelicals have nowhere else to go at that point," the Texas Republican continued.

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When discussing Trump's past statements about not asking God for forgiveness, Gohmert said, "That really is amazing that evangelicals would say well clearly he has never admitted what Jesus said — you know you got to admit that you're a sinner saved by the grace of Jesus and if you have never admitted that than it's amazing that so many evangelicals will say 'this is the guy.'"

But despite his apprehension, Gohmert added, "I do understand where they are coming from though. We have seen the country do such a huge about face in such a short time so that now people are not just persecuted but prosecuted for their Christian beliefs."

Gohmert also told host Steve Malzberg he's distressed the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration — presidential proclamations that could save millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

"You bet we would've [been better off] if they had just let stand the lower court's rulings," he said.

"District Court Judge Andrew Hanen did a great job, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals did a great job, they've ruled he can't do these things so they can come back and affirm what's been done.

"But it's a little scary that they bothered to take it up when there were such good opinions written below."

The orders have been in limbo for nearly a year when a federal judge in Texas stopped them from going into effect.

If the Supreme Court sides with Obama his programs protecting illegal aliens would move forward. If it rules against, the ability of millions to remain in the United States would be in jeopardy.

The high court review will scour to a November ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which upheld Texas-based U.S. District Judge Hanen's order to stop implementation of Obama's executive-amnesty order.

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Newsmax reporter Loren Gutentag contributed to this report.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert says he's distressed the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration - presidential proclamations that could save millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.
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