Texas Rep. Gohmert to challenge Boehner for House speaker post

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Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said Sunday that he will challenge House Speaker John Boehner for his post when Congress returns this week to Washington.

Gohmert, among the House Republican caucus’ most conservative members, made the announcement on “Fox and Friends,” saying he decided to run after Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., said Saturday that he would challenge Boehner for the chamber’s top post.

“We have heard from a lot of Republicans that said, ‘I would vote for somebody besides speaker Boehner.’ But nobody will put their name out there,” Gohmert said. “That changed yesterday with Ted Yoho.”

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1 thought on “Texas Rep. Gohmert to challenge Boehner for House speaker post”

  1. I think that challenging the current Speaker of the House won’t work.
    John Boehner has done many things. A lot of it is controversial. But I think he has the Republican Party firmly in his hands.
    When it comes to a vote, the Republicans will back him over a new Speaker.
    Does anyone know what the challenger stands for? How he has voted or is he new?
    I would be looking at both possible Speaker of the House people and their voting record in the Congress before I voted one way or another.
    But I am not in the Congress and I am not working in their shoes. Most of them will vote conservatively and most will not vote for change.

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