Conservative Louie Gohmert to challenge moderate John Boehner for House Speaker

The Daily Signal reports:

In announcing his bid today for speaker of the House of Representative, Rep. Louie Gohmert promised to be the engine of change that conservatives have been calling for in their rebellion against the establishment wing of the Republican Party.

“It is time for a change; it really is time for a change,” Gohmert said on “Fox & Friends” while announcing his campaign to unseat incumbent Speaker John Boehner.

Gohmert, R-Texas, criticized Boehner, R-Ohio, for a “number of years of broken promises,” and specifically challenged the speaker’s decision to pass the “CRomnibus” spending bill in December without blocking President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

If elected speaker, Gohmert said he will “fight amnesty tooth and nail.”

He said his agenda would also include defunding Obamacare and having “positive solutions that will return power back to the people.”

House members are set to vote for their next speaker on Tuesday.

Gohmert is definitely one of the conservative members of the House of Representatives. I hear him all the time on the Family Research Council podcasts. He is not just a fiscal conservative, he is a social conservative, as well. I would take him as Speaker over Boehner in a heartbeat. Let’s hope and pray that Gohmert is the new Speaker.

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