Finally, a real conservative has stepped forward in an effort to unseat John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Louie Gohmert has announced that he is placing his name forward in an attempt to retire Boehner and give republicans real conservative leadership. Gohmert has been a thorn in Boehner’s side for his refusal to bow and kiss Obama’s ring while Boehner bows and kisses his ass. Boehner has been folded mo0re times than a cheap road map.
In announcing his candidacy, Gohmert made the following statements:
“After the November elections gave Republicans control of the Senate, voters made clear they wanted change.”
“There have been numerous examples of problematic Republican leadership, but we were hopeful our leaders got the voters’ message. However, after our Speaker forced through the Cromnibus by passing it with Democratic votes and without time to read it, it seemed clear that we needed new leadership. There had been much discussion. But, until yesterday, no one had stepped up.”
“I applaud my friend Rep. Ted Yoho for putting his name forward as an alternative to the status quo. Ted is a good man for whom I could vote, but I have heard from many supporters and also friends in Congress who have urged me to put forward my name for Speaker as well to increase our chances of change. That is why I am also offering my name as a candidate for Speaker.”
Gohmert is also trying to fight false information being spread by the establishment that by splitting the vote Pelosi could become Speaker again. That is patently false. Even if she were to be the leading vote getter, 218 votes are required , which means 30 republicans would either have to vote present or for Pelosi for her to win. The House continues to vote until someone has enough votes to win.
Even if Gohmert is unable to garner 218 votes, which is likely considering all the RINOs in the House, he would still force Boehner out of the race and a compromise candidate would be elected.
Go, Gohmert, Go!!!
Courtesy of Red Statements.