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  • Gohmert: FBI Won’t Recommend Hillary Clinton Indictment

    05/21/2016 5:48:45 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 49 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 5/19/2016 | Staff
    (Newsmax) – Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert told the Washington Examiner that he believes the FBI will not recommend an indictment for Hillary Clinton in the email probe case. The Republican lawmaker said he believed the FBI would announce that they were “just laying out the evidence,” and leave it to the Justice Department to issue any indictment. “Director Comey is a pretty straight-up guy, and I don’t think he’ll pull any punches,” Gohmert said, referring to FBI Director James Comey. “But I could also see him avoiding all the controversy by just saying, here’s all the evidence, it’s not our...
  • Cruz joins in Red River property dispute

    04/04/2016 5:11:08 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 32 replies
    My SS News ^ | 4/2/2016
    This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz joined an amicus brief on behalf of 22 members of the Texas congressional delegation in support of private landowners along the Red River. The Bureau of Land Management has recently made waves by claiming thousands of acres of privately owned Texas land along the Red River. It has done so by utilizing — in apparent violation of a nearly 100-year-old Supreme Court precedent and tradition — an arbitrary and bizarre gradient boundary survey method that has adversely impacted private landowners. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) joined Cruz in the brief...
  • Gohmert: Trump Lies by 'Projecting' Like Presidents Obama, Clinton

    03/08/2016 5:45:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s charge that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was a primary supporter of Chief Justice John Roberts “ludicrous” and “ridiculous.” Gohmert argued that Trump should not be questioning Cruz’s judgment on Supreme Court nominations since he has donated to Democratic politicians in the past. “I thought one of the best points made all night long was to point out the hypocrisy,” Gohmert, who has endorsed Cruz, told PJM at the Conservative Political Action Conference. During the most recent GOP debate in Detroit, Trump addressed Cruz directly, saying, “So we’re listening to the all-talk,...
  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • 'Cruz Caucus' of House Conservatives Lining Up Support

    12/31/2015 11:55:54 AM PST · by Isara · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    GOP candidate Ted Cruz may not be popular among his fellow senators, but a growing number of House conservatives who have been dubbed as the "Cruz Caucus" are backing the controversial Texan's campaign, and Rep. Louie Gohmert said Thursday that's because they want a true conservative in the White House. "I didn't endorse anybody in 2012 and we ended up with the only Republican nominee who could not criticize Obamacare because they really did model it after Romneycare," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "This time, I thought early on I need to get behind whoever...
  • Cruz Rips Rubio Over Attack Ad on National Security

    11/28/2015 7:39:31 PM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, speaks at a campaign event on Nov. 28, 2015, in Iowa as U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, far right, looks on. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) LAMONI, Iowa — Ted Cruz and his campaign are offering their harshest and most extensive criticism yet of Marco Rubio since the U.S. Senate colleagues began clashing over immigration and national security issues.Speaking with reporters before a town hall here, Texas' junior senator repeatedly pushed back on a TV ad airing in Iowa that suggests Cruz "voted to weaken America's ability to identify and hunt down terrorists." The spot was produced...
  • Despite Obama's Claims, We Are Not Able to Properly Screen Syrian Refugees (Gohmert op-ed)

    11/18/2015 7:32:08 AM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Rep. Louie Gohmert
    There is truly a war taking place throughout the world. Radical Islam is at war with Western civilization that is not currently part of its caliphate. Though the Obama administration is out to convince you that there's no war, or that climate change is our country's biggest threat, the bloodbath in Paris proves the contrary without doubt. Though we are not engaged in defending ourselves fully, the one-sided war goes on, allowing our enemy to get stronger and more radical. America is now faced with a stinging reality, one that threatens the very heart of our national security. President Obama...
  • Can These Three Texans Save America and the GOP?

    11/09/2015 7:22:48 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 11/09/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Three Texans, limited government constitutional conservative Republicans; Senator Ted Cruz, Representative Louie Gohmert and Governor Greg Abbott are demonstrating how governing according to conservative principle is not only good policy, but good politics.    As our friend Rick Manning observed in an excellent article for NetRight Daily, in just one day last week, Ted Cruz took on Operation Choke Point through an Obama nominee for Justice who should be rejected, Chinese human rights abuses, sanctuary cities that release violent illegal alien offenders, and led a hearing giving voice to U.S. victims of Palestinian and Iranian terrorism.  Cruz followed this one-day blitz of policy entrepreneurship with a bill to designate the...
  • US spied on Israel over strike on Iran's nuclear program

    10/23/2015 7:52:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2015 | Rick Moran
    Just how badly did Barack Obama blow up our relationship with Israel? According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, there was a point in 2012 when the US believed Israel was ready to carry out a commando raid against the Iranian nuclear reactor at Fordrow. In response, we sent another aircraft carrier to the Gulf and readied attack aircraft. in case a regional war broke out after the strike. This raises an interesting question: On whose behalf would we have intervened? Nerves frayed at the White House after senior officials learned Israeli aircraft had flown in and...
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran

    10/23/2015 6:49:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Friday’s Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Iran’s Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran.
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran [Joel 3]

    10/23/2015 8:06:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 10/23/2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Friday’s Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Iran’s Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran. If that wasn’t enough to strain the conceit that...
  • Gohmert: Newt Gingrich And Jim Demint Pressured House Freedom Caucus To Back Paul Ryan For Speaker

    10/23/2015 6:59:14 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 105 replies
    One America News ^ | Oct 23 2015 | Matt Schuck
    Congressman Paul Ryan has received enough support from the House Freedom Caucus to secure his nomination for Speaker of the House, and he may have gained some of the support from conservative efforts going on behind-the-scenes. The House Freedom Caucus, a small but fierce group of conservatives, succeeded in their efforts to oust John Boehner from Speaker of the House, but scrambled to find a nominee for Speaker that would satisfy their list of demands and rule changes to the Republican Conference. The group initially endorsed Florida Representative Daniel Webster; however, a closed-door meeting pushed them into supporting Congressman Paul...
  • Cruz, Gohmert Demand Removal of Margaret Sanger Bust (Planned Parenthood)

    10/13/2015 7:04:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/13/15 | Todd Beamon
    Twenty-six Republicans, led by presidential candidate Ted Cruz and Rep. Louie Gohmert, have called on the Smithsonian Institution to immediately remove a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, saying that honoring her "is an outrage." "Ms. Sanger was an avowed advocate of eugenics and the extermination of groups of people she deemed as 'undesirables," the GOP legislators said in a letter sent Friday to Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery.... "Specifically, Ms. Sanger singled out African Americans, among other minority groups, as deserving to be subjected to such horrific and inhumane treatment," the letter said. "Honoring a...
  • Congressman Randy Weber Endorses Cruz For President

    09/28/2015 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 99 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/28/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Texas Congressman Randy Weber. Originally a small business owner, the second-term Congressman has been a strong conservative voice in Congress for fiscal discipline, national security, and protecting life. Weber won election in 2012 for the seat previously held by Ron Paul.“We have an impressive field for the 2016 elections, but we need a President who will march into the White House on Day One with their conservative values in one hand and the Constitution in the other. I believe Ted Cruz is the candidate who will do...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Gohmert releases statement following Boehner resignation

    09/25/2015 1:37:39 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | September 25, 2015 | Congressman Louis Gohmert
    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, released the following statement after Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from the position of Speaker of the House: "America is at an incredibly perilous time in our history; we need bold leadership more than ever, and the Speaker now has graciously given us that opportunity." "Due in part to the massive shift in power away from the most accountable representatives of the people to a President and five judges, we have needed leadership with vision for the future that did not continue the downhill slide. A goal to simply slow the losses of liberty...
  • EXCLUSIVE — GOHMERT: HOUSE GOP LEADERSHIP CONSIDERING HOLDING IRAN VOTE ON SEPT. 11, (Shortened)

    09/09/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is furious that House GOP leadership is considering holding a vote on a resolution of disapproval of President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republican of Iran under the terms of the Iran deal constructs put forward in legislation approved earlier this year from Sens. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
  • Rep. Gohmert Introducing Resolution to Declare Iran Deal a Treaty

    09/07/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 07, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    On March 11, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Obama administration was “not negotiating a legally binding plan” with Iran and therefore their nuclear agreement did not have to be submitted to Congress for approval. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is ready to challenge that notion by putting forward a resolution that would define the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as a treaty. The Corker-Cardin bill, a.k.a. the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, was introduced as an accountability tool for the Iranian deal, requiring a 'yes' or 'no' vote from Congress. Yet, as more details about the...
  • Did Louie Gohmert just lay down the Gauntlet? ~ Vanity

    09/04/2015 6:23:09 PM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    Listening to Sean Hanity on my local station (delayed). Louie Gohmert is guest hosting. He said he would NOT run for re-election if the Senate would consider Obama's Iran deal an actual treaty. That is a gutsy move, but considering Obama that is really safe bet they would never consider it an actual Treaty. He also told the establishment this would be their best chance of getting rid of him in the house. I am fine with that, If Cruz becomes prez, Louie would make a fine Texas senator!
  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speaker’s roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • Ted Cruz calls for removal of Planned Parenthood founder statue from Smithsonian

    08/28/2015 9:54:51 AM PDT · by Isara · 60 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | August 27, 2015 | Anthony Hennen
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Louie Gohmert have joined those calling for a Margaret Sanger bust to be removed from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The Sanger bust, on display in a “Struggle for Justice” exhibit since 2010, has been in the news since controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood flared up again. Sanger’s views on race and eugenics have been at the heart of the opposition to her appearance as a face of justice in America. Cruz and Texas Rep. Gohmert joined Ministers Taking a Stand for a press conference outside the gallery. They’ve circulated a petition that gained 11,000 signatures...
  • Congressman Gohmert Reads My Article on Islamic Racism in Congress (Greenfield aka Sultan Knish)

    07/14/2015 8:04:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 10, 3015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2015, slavery is no longer freedom, but it certainly is tolerance. Congressman Louie Gohmert read a portion of my article "Pull Down the Slaver Flags of Islam" on the floor of Congress which addresses the hypocrisy of censoring the Dukes of Hazzard while opening the doors to Islamic racism and other forms of supremacist bigotry and nostalgia for slave-owning cultures. When Obama condemned Christianity for the Crusades, only a thousand years too late, in attendance was the Foreign Minister of Sudan; a country that practices slavery and genocide. Obama could have taken time out from his rigorous denunciation of...
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine Endorses Cruz for President

    07/20/2015 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 7/20/2015
    Oklahoma Conservative Says Cruz is a “Winner” and “Proven Fundraiser”HOUSTON, Texas – Oklahoma Representative Jim Bridenstine, one of the most principled conservatives in the House of Representatives, has endorsed U.S. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for President. Bridenstine is a vocal leader among a growing group of young conservatives in the House that have pushed for smaller, more accountable government, full repeal of Obamacare, and protections for religious liberty. The Oklahoma Republican becomes the sixth Member of Congress to endorse Cruz following announcements from Texas Representatives Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin.In a recent Breitbart.com op-ed Bridenstine...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Louie Gohmert Endorses Ted Cruz for President!

    06/27/2015 9:25:36 AM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 186 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steve Foley
    Fellow Conservative: I’m writing to urge you to support Ted Cruz for President. The Republican primary field is getting crowded, but I endorsed Ted because he has been a steadfast patriot in the fight to ensure that America’s best days remain ahead of us. On conservative fight after fight, Ted Cruz has led the way: Ted led the battle against Obamacare, while fighting for the right and ability to choose our own best health care. Ted led the fight opposing amnesty for illegal aliens amidst pressure from both parties to pass comprehensive immigration reform that included sweeping amnesty. Ted led...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission

    06/20/2015 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/15 | Mark Langfan
    United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had “outed” an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats. He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMET’s 9th annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” gala dinner. Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israel’s fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: “We are on the brink of disaster.” He listed a stream of virulently anti-Israel actions taken by President Obama which included the “outing” of the Israeli spy mission, and the Obama Administration’s disclosing of...
  • Conservative Revolt Splits House GOP Group [new RSC!]

    01/13/2015 10:40:31 AM PST · by mrsmith · 102 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 13, 2015 | Daniel Newhauser
    ...The new group, which does not yet have a name, is being de-facto led by former RSC Chairman Jim Jordan, although the formal leadership structure could change. It will also include Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who lost an election to become the chairman last year, disappointing many conservatives. The other founders are Reps. Justin Amash, Ron DeSantis, John Fleming, Scott Garrett, Raul Labrador, Mark Meadows, and Matt Salmon. Most but not all of those members are expected to renounce their RSC memberships, along with other members who will join the group. Many of the members will meet Tuesday evening with Sen....
  • Gohmert: People Backed Out of Vote Against Boehner At Last Minute

    01/06/2015 10:44:55 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that “people that were right there ready to go ended up deciding not to vote with us” in his campaign to unseat John Boehner (R-OH) as House Speaker on Tuesday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” “We had enough votes but people that were right there ready to go ended up deciding not to vote with us,” he stated. Although, he told Hannity that some representatives were “blown away” by the number of constituents lobbying their representatives to vote against Boehner and that some of Boehner’s allies “really scared they didn’t have the votes” and that some representatives...
  • Why is Louie Gohmert challenging Boehner for Speaker of the House?

    Why is Louie Gohmert challenging Boehner for Speaker of the House? by Wilson Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 11:35 AM EST Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) announced Sunday that he planned to challenge House Speaker John Boehner for the top spot in Congress. Hot on the heels of his announcement, Louie joined Glenn on radio to talk about why he was running and the risks he faces if he loses.Louie explained that there were many representatives telling their constituents that they had to vote for Boehner because there was no other option. “I was persuaded. I’ll be the sacrificial lamb....
  • SARAH PALIN: ‘I’LL BE ROOTING FOR LOUIE’ GOHMERT TO REPLACE SPEAKER BOEHNER

    01/05/2015 9:17:55 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Tony Lee
    On Monday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called for House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) ouster and said she is rooting for Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to replace him. “I love Louie Gohmert,” Palin said on Fox News’s Hannity. “I’ll be rooting for Louie.” Palin said that Boehner, in asking President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to get Democrats to vote for the CRomnibus spending bill, made a choice to make deals with the far left instead of consulting with conservatives and the base. She said that Boehner is someone who has “gone along just to get...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Challenges Boehner For Speaker

    01/05/2015 3:56:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Congress: With polls showing most GOP voters in opposition to the Speaker's budget deal and saying they would "probably" or "definitely" prefer a new leader, a Tea Party favorite fires a shot heard around the political world. In 2010, House Speaker John Boehner loved the Tea Party. The grass-roots movement, which arose in opposition to manifestations of big government such as ObamaCare and unlimited taxation and regulation, put the GOP back in control of the House of Representatives and made Boehner Speaker. But by December 2013, Boehner loved the Tea Party and other conservative groups not so much. They had...
  • The Boehner for speaker whip count [14 against so far]

    01/05/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 486 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    ~~snip~~ Voting against Boehner (10) Gohmert* Yoho* Rep. Steve King (Iowa) Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)* Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) (freshman) Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)* Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) (freshman) Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.)* Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner (2) Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman) Rep. John Ratfliffe (Tex.) (freshman) Voted against Boehner in 2013/haven't weighed in (2) Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.) (spokesman says he's "undecided") Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Voted against Boehner in 2013/will support him (3) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Rep. Raul Labrador (Idaho) Rep....
  • Does the Right Have a Shot at Ousting John Boehner?

    01/05/2015 7:41:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/05/2015 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Two Republican lawmakers have stepped forward to challenge House Speaker John Boehner’s campaign for a third term as top dog in the lower chamber, raising the specter of an extended selection procedure that could muddy the selection process.Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), a Tea Party Republican who has been a consistent pain in Boehner’s side, announced Sunday that he will challenge Boehner, declaring that the election “is not about a particular candidate — it is about whether we keep the status quo or make the change the country demands.”Gohmert’s announcement follows on the heels of the declaration by...
  • Former House Majority Whip Candidate Marlin Stutzman Joins Rebellion Against Boehner

    01/05/2015 6:11:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) will officially join the rebellion against John Boehner’s re-election as Speaker of the House on Monday morning, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) announced in a statement late Sunday evening. Stutzman, Bridenstine said, will issue a statement early Monday announcing his public opposition to Boehner’s re-election. That brings the total number of members who are public in their opposition to nine, as Bridenstine and Reps. Steve King (R-IA), Dave Brat (R-VA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued public statements saying they are opposing Boehner. Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) both...
  • Boehner ally: GOP challenges to Speaker 'unprofessional' (Rep. Tom Cole, Okla.)

    01/05/2015 6:39:53 AM PST · by maggief · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2015 | David McCabe
    Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) called GOP challenges to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “pretty unprofessional and very disappointing” on Monday. Cole, a close ally to Boehner, said the challenges aren’t serious and blasted Republicans trying to unseat the Speaker for not trying to do so when the GOP held its internal discussions late last year. “Well, I don’t think they’re very serious,” he said while appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe" of the bids by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) to challenge Boehner for speakership. “And frankly, they’re pretty disappointing in the sense that anyone who wanted to...
  • Replacing Speaker Boehner: Here's How It's Done

    01/04/2015 6:56:14 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 38 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | 1/4/2015 | JOSH WITHROW
    December’s disgraceful CRomnibus debacle fresh in mind, House conservatives may finally be ready to hand the most powerful gavel in the House from John Boehner to a more principled leader when they vote for Speaker of the House on January 6th. Replacing Boehner is both possible and necessary for a multitude of reasons, but it’s important to understand how the vote works in order to counter the misinformation that has already started coming from those with a vested interest in keeping the status quo. Under the Constitution, the Speaker of the House must be elected each Congress by a majority...
  • Revolution: Only 16% of GOP Voters Support Boehner and McConnell for Leadership of New Congress

    01/04/2015 5:59:29 PM PST · by kristinn · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, January 4, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A second round of poll results from a survey of Republican voters taken Christmas week was released on Sunday. The poll shows that a revolution is at hand with a stunning majority of 2014 GOP voters who gave their party control of both houses of Congress ready to throw out the Republican leaders of both houses in favor of new leadership. Only sixteen percent of voters surveyed want both John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to serve as leaders of the House and Senate respectively when the 114th Congress convenes this week. Boehner’s support on his own for Speaker of the...
  • Myth vs Fact: Speaker's Election

    01/04/2015 5:02:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    In most aspects of life, there are ‘cants’ and there are ‘wonts.’ When it comes to deposing John Boehner as Speaker of the House on Tuesday, there are only wonts. All excuses for lacking the ability to fire him have been discredited. Below are some of the myths that are circulating regarding the Speaker’s election. As the effort to fire Boehner grows, some members who are sitting on the fence are looking for any excuse under the sun to avoid the effort. None of them can or will publicly vouch for Boehner and defend his support for amnesty, violation of...
  • Gohmertforspeaker.com traffic through the roof

    01/04/2015 4:46:51 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/4/15
    via Matthew Boyle on twitter: Sources close to the organized effort against Boehner tell @BreitbartNews that http://Gohmertforspeaker.com traffic through the roof.
  • Conservative Activists Launch Anti-Boehner Website

    01/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Dave Urbanski
    On the heels of Texas Republican Louie Gohmert’s announcement Sunday that he’s officially a candidate for Speaker of the House, conservative activists have launched a website aimed at getting present Speaker John Boehner voted out. The FreedomWorks website explains its position under the title “Speaker Boehner Has Got to Go”: It’s time for a new Speaker of the House. John Boehner has been Speaker of the House for four years. And in those four years he has betrayed conservatives and cut backroom deals to give President Obama exactly what he wants. We can’t accept a Speaker of the House who...
  • Republicans rising up to remove Boehner

    01/04/2015 6:56:50 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 96 replies
    Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX) appeared on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" Sunday morning to announce that he is officially challenging House Speaker John Boehner for leadership of the party. Gohmert told Tucker Carlson that Boehner has repeatedly broken core promises to the American people and stabbed the conservative movement in the back at every turn. Defying "establishment people" who defend Boehner's unmistakably left-wing RINO track record, Gohmert threw his hat in the ring and declared that it "is time for a change." He cited recent polls showing that 60% of Republicans want Boehner removed immediately, and that many Republicans are...
  • Texas Rep. Gohmert to challenge Boehner for House speaker post

    01/04/2015 6:47:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/4/15
    Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said Sunday that he will challenge House Speaker John Boehner for his post when Congress returns this week to Washington. Gohmert, among the House Republican caucus’ most conservative members, made the announcement on “Fox and Friends,” saying he decided to run after Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., said Saturday that he would challenge Boehner for the chamber’s top post. “We have heard from a lot of Republicans that said, ‘I would vote for somebody besides speaker Boehner.’ But nobody will put their name out there,” Gohmert said. “That changed yesterday with Ted Yoho.” Gohmert also hinted that...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Announces Run for Speaker of the House

    01/04/2015 8:33:31 AM PST · by FR_addict · 150 replies
    US House ^ | Jan 4th 2015 | Louie Gohmert
    WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his decision to buck the status quo and challenge John Boehner in the race for House Speaker: “After the November elections gave Republicans control of the Senate, voters made clear they wanted change. There have been numerous examples of problematic Republican leadership, but we were hopeful our leaders got the voters’ message. However, after our Speaker forced through the CRomnibus by passing it with Democratic votes and without time to read it, it seemed clear that we needed new leadership. There had been much discussion. But, until yesterday,...
  • Louie Gohmert running for Speaker

    01/04/2015 4:27:55 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 108 replies
    Fox and Friends | January 4, 2015 | Louie Gohmert
    Rep Louie Gohmert was just on Fox and Friends and has thrown his hat in the ring to be Speaker. Whoo Hoo! Will post link to article when one comes up
  • Louie Gohmert Is Officially Gunning for John Boehner’s Job

    01/04/2015 5:00:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 4, 2015 | Zach Noble
    It’s official: House Speaker John Boehner has multiple challengers gunning for his job. Texas Republican Louie Gohmert announced Sunday morning on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” that he would throw his hat into the ring, saying he’s officially a candidate for the speaker gig. Gohmert’s announcement comes as Boehner’s approval from conservative voters sags. Gohmert’s office also sent a statement to TheBlaze on the announcement, in which Gohmert said that his bid — or other Republicans’ bids — for the speaker position don’t create a serious risk that Democrats could slip in a victorious candidate. Read the full statement below:......
  • Gohmert Announces Run for speaker on Fox News (Vanity)

    01/04/2015 4:29:31 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    Vanity | Jan 4, 2015 | Vanity
    Louie Gohmert just announced on Fox News he is running for speaker. No link as yet.
  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • Gohmert: Drug Cartels Refer to DHS and Border Patrol as 'UPS'

    08/09/2014 8:53:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 7, 2014
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reported that drug cartels call the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol their "UPS" because “we’re their logistics.” On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Sean Hannity Show,” Gohmert told guest host Col. Oliver North that a Border Patrol agent told him “you know what the drug cartels call the homeland security in America? UPS. We’re their logistics. They get people to the border and then Homeland Security is their logistics to get their package to wherever they wanted it to go.”
  • US Republican calls for bombing of Iran nuclear sites (Louie Gohmert - Texas)

    08/04/2014 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Press TV ^ | Thu Jul 24, 2014
    A US Republican congressman has called for the bombing of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying in case of US hesitancy, Israel should be allowed to do that. Speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, Republican Louie Gohmert said that Israel’s invasion of Gaza means that it is time to bomb Iran. “It is time to bomb Iran’s nuclear capabilities. It is time for the United States, if we are not going to stop Iran’s nukes, then let Israel do it. A friend will not put another friend in this kind of jeopardy.” Israel and the US accuse Iran of pursuing non-civilian...