Boehner Booted by January?

John Boehner

A top Tea Party congressman is predicting that Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, will no longer be speaker by next January, and that the ending of Boehner’s speakership will happen regardless of the results of the midterm elections. 

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told WND in an interview that he believes the majority of GOP voters have Tea Party values and that he approves of conservative primary challenges against establishment incumbents. Gohmert stated the GOP establishment is at war with the Tea Party out of “fear.” He also said it’s realistic that a Tea Party candidate could win the presidency. “I think people are ready for a change,” said Gohmert.

Boehner is under fire from several Tea Party groups for unconditionally caving on the debt ceiling issue. Under Boehner’s leadership, the national debt has grown by $2.7 trillion in 2 1/2 years, and is now over $17 trillion. 

Gohmert last week started the GOH PAC in order to defend the Tea Party against GOP establishment attacks, telling WND that Karl Rove and other establishment Republicans have waged a “war on the Tea Party.” Gohmert explained: 

“Someone asked me why I am going on the attack. I said, ‘You don’t understand, setting up this PAC isn’t an attack; it’s a defense against those who want to attack tea-party candidates.’ I want to raise money to help conservatives. And to show them we can raise money and we will help.”
Gohmert said that the GOP establishment has stopped listening to its natural base, which he sees as the Tea Party, and is committing self-destructive behavior by seeing the movement as a threat, instead of embracing it: 
“There are just too many people who feel like the tea party is a threat instead of recognizing it like they should, as a God-send. Instead of being afraid of the tea party, I think they ought to embrace it.”
Gohmert went on to criticize the plethora of “moderate” GOP establishment-approved presidential candidates that failed to turn out the party’s base, like Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney. 

[Continue Reading at WND…]

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