Rep. Louis Gohmert is launching a mavericky bid to be the next Speaker of the House, challenging incumbent Rep. John Boehner. Consider this my unqualified and enthusiastic endorsement of Gohmert for this position. As hilarious as Boehner has often been, Gohmert would be a comedy goldmine.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) launched a long-shot campaign Sunday for speaker of the House of Representatives, in the latest episode of the conservative rebellion against current Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
House members are set to vote for their next speaker on Tuesday, with Boehner heavily favored to win. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said Saturday that he is willing to serve as an alternative to Boehner. In addition, Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) have stated that they will oppose Boehner’s re-election…The congressman said that if he were elected speaker, he would fight to end “amnesty” for immigrants and Obamacare. He added that he would make sure members got a voice, going so far as to imply Boehner was acting like a “dictator.”
“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, deciding who’s the chairman, who gets what committee, what bills come to the floor,” Gohmert said.
If you make this happen, I’ll take back half the mean things I’ve said about you.