Louie Gohmert Forms PAC To Fight ‘War Against Conservatives’

Überconservative Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is launching a new political action committee to fight back against a “war against conservatives” waged by “the mainstream” and abetted at times by the Republican establishment, he told the Daily Caller.

GOH Conservative PAC, as it’s reportedly called, will be modeled on the Jim DeMint-founded Senate Conservatives Fund, which often angers GOP leaders by whipping up the tea party base against their initiatives.

The congressman told the conservative media outlet that the PAC “defends conservative Republicans from the attacks that come from the mainstream,” lamenting that in some races, “we’ve had leadership come and play and there was no counterbalance. So I’m going to do something about it.”

“There’s a war against the tea party. There’s a war against conservatives, we’re told,” he added. “If somebody declares war on me I’m not just going to lie down and take it. I’m going to fight.”

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