With two days to go before the U.S. House of Representatives chooses its next Speaker, Tea Party favorite Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, announced that he is formally running against the current Speaker, Rep. John Boehner.
Initial reaction to Gohmert’s tweet ranged from enthusiastic to rhapsodic:
— Robert (@tweetwelovetryp) January 4, 2015
— John Tyler ?? (@EintheD1) January 4, 2015
— Texas Tea (@TexasteaPeggy) January 4, 2015
— Edmund Ricker, EA (@RickerFinancial) January 4, 2015
Yesterday Ted Yoho, R-Fla., announced he is running for Speaker.
According to Daniel Horowitz at Breitbart.com, “It would only require 29 House members to depose current Speaker John Boehner.” If Boehner does not receive a majority of votes on the first ballot, the House will vote again until someone wins a majority.