Texas Republican Announces Challenge To Boehner For Speaker In New Congress

 

 

 

 

 

” 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.”

  Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) on Saturday announced that he would not support Boehner for Speaker.

” This is not a personal attack against Mr. Boehner, however, the people desire and deserve a choice,” Yoho said in a Facebook post. “In November, they resoundingly rejected the status quo.”

“ Eventually, the goal is second, third, fourth round, we have enough people that say ‘you know what, it really is time for a change,’ ” Gohmert said Sunday. “’You deceived us when you went to Obama and Pelosi to get your votes for the cromnibus. You said you’d fight amnesty tooth an nail. You didn’t, you funded it.’ ” “

 

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