Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said Sunday that he will challenge John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker in the new Congress and we could not be happier – please get behind the effort to replace Boehner and get this country back on track.
Gohmert’s announcement makes at least two official conservatives in the House (along with Ted Yoho of Florida) who are willing to stand up to the Boehner / McConnell / Reid / Obama coalition that has quickly become exposed, despite the results of the 2014 elections.
I don’t pretend to know exactly how the in-House elections work, but I do know that any strong conservative – and Gohmert certainly is one of them – should be speaker. I’d go for Trey Gowdy or anyone willing to promise to defund ObamaCare – which clearly Boehner has no intentions of.
“I’m putting my name out there today to be another candidate for Speaker,” Gohmert said on “Fox and Friends.”
Gohmert said that after “years of broken promises, it’s time for a change.”
“Eventually, the goal is second, third, fourth round, we have enough people that say ‘you know what, it really is time for a change,’ ” Gohmert said Sunday. “’You deceived us when you went to Obama and Pelosi to get your votes for the cromnibus. You said you’d fight amnesty tooth an nail. You didn’t, you funded it.’ ”
Gohmert said, if elected, he would ”fight amnesty tooth and nail. We’ll use the powers of the purse. We’ll have better oversight. We’ll fight to defund ObamaCare.”
Yes, yes, I know Boehner has had everybody up there voting to repeal ObamaCare 50 times, but that’s a sham and everyone knows it. When has Boehner used the Power of the Purse under Article One? Ever?
All the GOP establishment has done is fund ObamaCare, push for Amnesty and now passed this monstrosity of a Reid / McConnell / Boehner / Obama negotiated budget before more conservatives could get in there after January.
The GOP establishment is a scam and a front for spending, illegal immigration and bigger government. Let’s launch them.