Louie Gohmert: I Could Only Get Elected Speaker In 'A Time Of All-Out War'

Back in January, Rep. Louie Gohmert spoke at a Tea Party Patriots gathering in Houston, fresh from his failed attempt to dislodge Speaker Boehner’s successful re-election bid.

Gohmert, who received three votes in the speaker’s race, told the crowd that the only way he would ever be elected speaker of the House is if the U.S. is in a time of war and everyone realizes that he has been right on the issues all along.

“As a student of history, and I still am a student history,” he said, “the only way a guy like me could ever get elected to be speaker would be is if we were during a time of all-out war and people had figured, ‘Wow, Louie’s been right all along and maybe we should give him a chance.’ That’s the only — we’re not going to elect me in a time of undeclared war and I know that and I understood that.”

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