Rep. Gohmert Nominates Newt Gingrich Over John Boehner for House Speaker
(CNSNews.com) – Conservative House member Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) nominated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) to replace current Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday.
Gohmert reportedly felt it was time to halt "business as usual" in Congress. His nomination of Gingrich did not receive a second and Boehner was reelected.
House Republicans held a closed-door meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday to elect their leaders for the upcoming Congress in January. Gohmert nominated Gingrich – who led House Republicans during the Clinton presidency – to serve as Speaker, even though Gingrich is no longer in Congress.
Technically, a nominee does not have to be a member of Congress to serve as Speaker. However, a non-member has never held the post.
Asked about the nomination, a Gohmert spokesman told CNSNews.com that Rep. Gohmert felt the country could not “proceed with business as usual” and so nominated Gingrich.
No surprise here that there was no second on this nomination being well documented how the GOP enjoys its boot on the necks of the majority of the House members. The coward of DC must stay in power. They have statists like former House leader Nasty Pelosi's example to learn about this from. And of course the Marxist at the top who generates pleasure from the same behavior on the American people's neck.