Rep. Gohmert to Challenge Boehner for Speaker of the House
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) announced on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning that he will challenge John Boehner for Speaker of the House when Congress returns to Washington this week.
"We have heard from a lot of Republicans that said, ‘Gee, I would vote for somebody besides Speaker Boehner.’ But nobody will put their name out there as running, so there's nobody else to vote for,” Gohmert told Tucker Carlson.
Gohmert said that changed yesterday when Rep. Ted Yoho (R-MN) announced his candidacy.
Gohmert then announced that he too will be a candidate for Speaker.
"A poll came out Friday saying 60-percent or more of Republicans in the country that voted in the last election, including independents who voted Republican, they want a change, they want a different Speaker," he said.
Gohmert said as Speaker, he would fight Obama's amnesty plan tooth and nail, use the powers of the purse, have better government oversight and fight to defund ObamaCare.
"We’ll get back to appropriating and we will go through regular committee process, so everybody, every representative from both parties will have a chance to participate in the process and not have a dictator running things," Gohmert said. "It will be regular order where people can participate and have their representatives represent them."
"It is time for a change. It is really time for a change."
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