U.S. Republican Representative Gohmert to challenge Boehner for speaker

Representative Louie Gohmert speaks on the second anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attacks with the Benghazi Accountability Coalition on Capitol Hill in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, a conservative Tea Party Republican from Texas, said on Sunday he would challenge John Boehner for speaker of the House of Representatives. Gohmert’s announcement came a day after fellow Republican Representative Ted Yoho of Florida said he might be willing to put his name up against Boehner, the Ohio Republican who is widely expected to retain the top job in the chamber when the full House votes on Tuesday. …

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