Congressman takes swing at Obama's golf game

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert is no fan of President Obama's golf game.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 | 5:57 p.m.

Congressman Louie Gohmert, a Republican from East Texas, is a consistent critic of President Obama, and this week he teed off on Obama's love of golf.

Specifically, Gohmert insisted that Obama not be allowed to play any more golf until public tours of the White House are reinstated. Those tours were eliminated because of staffing cuts enacted when the budget-cutting legislation known as the sequester went into effect at the first of March.

To try to accomplish this, according to, Gohmert filed an amendment to the continuing resolution bill to keep the government funded. His amendment would prohibit Obama from using any public money to travel to a golf course. Because the president can't go anywhere without public expense – like the cost of transportation or the Secret Service detail that follows him around – said, it's impossible for him to go to a golf course without spending public money.

Alas, Gohmert's golf gambit is going nowhere. The House Rules Committee adopted a closed rule for the continuing resolution vote today, meaning his amendment won't be considered on the floor.