Via The Hill:
Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said Sunday that he will challenge John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Speaker in the new Congress.
“I’m putting my name out there today to be another candidate for Speaker,” Gohmert said on “Fox and Friends.”
Gohmert said that after “years of broken promises, it’s time for a change.
Good for Mr. Gohmert. I don’t know what his chances are of success but I am glad to see someone had the huevos to do something besides bitch about Speaker Boehner on deep background. It is no secret that many in the GOP caucus are tired of Boehner’s inept brand of go-along-get-along leadership. What is more significant is that this feeling runs deep in the GOP electorate.
Republican voters nationwide overwhelmingly want their House representative to elect somebody other than Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerHouse Republican AverageSee Full ScorecardN/A (R-OH) as Speaker of the House, a new poll from Pat Caddell’s organization Caddell Associates shows.
A whopping 60 percent of voters who voted for Republicans in the last election either definitely or probably want their member of Congress to elect someone other than Boehner on Jan. 6, when Congress convenes, according to the poll. The voters were asked: “As you may know the new Congress will select its leaders in January. If it were up to you, would you elect John Boehner to continue as Speaker of the House or would you elect someone new?”
In response to that question, 34 percent of the GOP voters surveyed said they definitely want someone other than Boehner and 26 percent said they probably want someone other than Boehner. Only 11 percent said they definitely want to keep Boehner and an additional 15 percent said they probably want Boehner to stay. So the poll says some 60 percent of GOP voters want Boehner gone, while just 25 percent want him to stay. Fifteen percent in the poll either don’t know, or are undecided on Boehner’s future.
In addition to that condemnation of Boehner, 64 percent of the GOP voters surveyed either strongly or somewhat agree that Boehner, as Speaker of the House, has been “ineffective in opposing President Obama’s agenda.” Only 24 percent either somewhat or strongly disagree. Twelve percent didn’t know.
It is hard to argue with Mr. Gohmert’s bill on indictment:
Gohmert said, if elected, he would ”fight amnesty tooth …read more