Are you serious, Bro? Congressional gadfly and general nuisance Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, is leading the pack of Tea Party Clowns who are challenging John Boehner for Speaker of the House.
This should be entertaining! :)
Via KENS5, San Antonio, Texas
"We've heard from a lot of Republicans that, "Gee I'd vote for somebody besides Speaker Boehner, but nobody will put their name out there as running, so there's nobody else to vote for,'" Gohmert said in an appearance on "Fox and Friends" on Sunday morning.
"Well, that changed yesterday, when my friend [Florida Republican Rep.] Ted Yoho said, 'I'm putting my name out there. I'll be a candidate for speaker,'" Gohmert added.
"And I'm putting my name out there also today to be another candidate for speaker."
Gohmert's strategy is to force multiple rounds of voting.
"Eventually the goal is, second, third, fourth round, we have enough people that say, "You know what, it really is time for a change," he said.
Let us cast no aspersions on Louie Gohmert’s asparagus. Neither should we curse his cauliflower, defame his dandelion greens, libel his leeks, slander his spinach, hex his horseradish nor give grief to his garlic. Yet however laudably we treat Gohmert’s legumes, it must be said that he is full of beans if he thinks he is going to be speaker of the House.
~ Dana Milbank on Washington Post
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is throwing her support behind Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House, saying that the GOP needs "new energy."
"I love Louie Gohmert," she said during an interview on Fox News' "Hannity." "I love those Texan politicians who call it like they see it and are true conservatives. So I will be rooting for Louie."
~ Sarah Palin, via Newsmax
Yep, the guy that argued that black people won the right to discriminate against gay people because of Civil Rights, among a whole bunch of other ridiculous, untrue, incorrect and occasionally flat-out disturbing things, is attempting to become Speaker of the House. While we can't vouch for the safety of the country should the stars align to usher Gohmert into the office, we can guarantee that the soundbites coming out of a Gohmert-led House would be epic. When Gohmert announced his candidacy we're pretty sure that even the Fox News anchor interviewing the man was fighting to keep a straight face.
~ Dianna Wray, Houston Press
@MotherJones "No aspersions on my asparagus"-Gohmert obviously wants more asparagus!— Rita Boone (@RitaHisgenBoone) January 6, 2015