The news that the people’s first choice for Speaker, Trey Gowdy, wasn’t interested in the job was met with disappointment on the part of conservative Americans. However, this morning an announcement on Fox and Friends by Louis Gohmert, was met with renewed enthusiasm by the same conservative Americans. If there is to be true change, this will be the first step.
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.
Gohmert looked into the camera and stated his message to Boehner: “You deceived us when you went to Obama and Pelosi to get your votes for the Cromnibus. You said you’d fight amnesty tooth-and-nail. You didn’t. You funded it.” Conservatives across the board have been repeatedly alienated and betrayed by the House Speaker as he surrendered on every major policy fight, aided relentless Democrat attacks on the Constitution, and declared war on the mainstream Tea Party movement.
This oath-breaking leftist abandonment of founding GOP principles has prompted a fierce backlash with conservatives and the creation of numerous “Dump Boehner” groups, as well as several challengers now running against him for Speaker. Oklahoma’s Jim Bridestine, Kentucky’s Thomas Massie, and Florida’s Ted Yoho have all stepped up to replace the wildly unpopular liberal Republican.