Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that “people that were right there ready to go ended up deciding not to vote with us” in his campaign to unseat John Boehner (R-OH) as House Speaker on Tuesday’s “Sean Hannity Show.”
“We had enough votes but people that were right there ready to go ended up deciding not to vote with us,” he stated. Although, he told Hannity that some representatives were “blown away” by the number of constituents lobbying their representatives to vote against Boehner and that some of Boehner’s allies “really scared they didn’t have the votes” and that some representatives told him they were able to get promises for action in exchange for voting for Boehner. He did concede that he was fighting “uphill” in his attempt to unseat Boehner.
Gohmert also reported that a House member who was part of Speaker Boehner’s “inner circle” did reach out to “work together” with him.
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