One of the tea-party leaders in Congress believes the days of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker of the House of Representatives are numbered.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told WND he predicts Boehner will no longer be speaker “by next January,” regardless of the outcome of the midterm election in November.
The Texan doesn’t think it will take a coup to remove Boehner, believing the tide is already moving in that direction, and saying, “I think people are ready for a change.”
And Gohmert would see that as a change for the better, because, he says, “We’ve got to have someone who is smart enough to realize” it was (Sen. Majority Leader) Harry Reid (D-Nev.) who shut down the government, not the GOP.
In addition to predicting the downfall of Boehner as speaker, Gohmert also told WND:
He believes the majority of GOP voters have tea-party values
He approves of GOP primary challenges to establishment incumbents by conservatives
He suspects the establishment GOP is at war with the tea party because of “fear”
He feels it is realistic to believe a tea-party candidate could win the presidency
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