Louie Gohmert for Speaker of the House
Trey Gowdy would make for great theater. But this choice to replace John Boehner might be better still:
Rep. Louie Gohmert offered himself up as an alternative to House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday, ahead of the House’s formal vote this week.
In his announcement on Fox News, Gohmert, a Texas Republican, criticized Boehner in particular for his role in a congressional spending agreement last month that kept the Department of Homeland Security funded through February, leaving the president’s executive action on immigration untouched.
“You said you’d fight amnesty tooth and nail,” Gohmert said. “You didn’t. You funded it.
“It was a terrible strategy, and it follows a number of years of broken promises,” Gohmert added. “It’s time for a change.”
Amen. Obama’s accomplice Boehner is absolutely unacceptable. The 114th Congress had not even been seated before Boehner openly betrayed the voters who gave the GOP its largest majority since 1928, agreeing to fund executive amnesty and ObamaCare. It could not be more obvious that Boehner will offer no meaningful resistance to Obama’s increasing tendency to ignore Congress and rule by decree like a dictator.
Nonetheless, Boehner will be returned to his speaker position unless conservatives really make some noise. Voters will take their revenge for this backstabbing in 2016. Only the Democrats will benefit.
On tips from Rob E, TED, and Mr. Mentalo. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.