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Gohmert says he’s rounding up 29 votes to defeat Boehner

From Washington Examiner

One of the two Republicans pledging to challenge the re-election of House Speaker John Boehner said conservatives are rounding up the 29 votes needed to defeat him.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told Laura Ingraham on her radio show that the effort to overthrow Boehner stands a better chance than a failed coup in 2012 because this time, disgruntled GOP lawmakers have another choice.

“I was persuaded by some of my newer colleagues in the Congress that people have to have a name,” Gohmert said. “My friends persuaded me the mistake we made last time was not having [lawmakers] commit to specific people.”

The House on Tuesday will vote to elect the speaker for the 114th Congress, which convenes at noon.

A simple majority of the entire House, 218 votes, is needed. For Republicans, that means they can lose no more than 28 of their 246-member conference.

n addition to Gohmert, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., announced he is also running against Boehner.

Gohmert and Yoho represent a deeply conservative flank made up of dozens of Republicans, many of them backed by the Tea Party, who are angry about the GOP leadership’s stewardship on spending, immigration and other issues.

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About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

One Response to “Gohmert says he’s rounding up 29 votes to defeat Boehner”

  1. Susan Lascolette

    Two years ago, in an effort to overturn Boehner, Yoho bored for Cantor. Deeply conservative, I don’t think so. Supporting Louie Gohmert.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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