Sarah Palin Gives Her Support To Louie Gohmert For House Speaker

Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin voiced her support this week for Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to become the new House speaker.

During a Monday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Palin told host Sean Hannity that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) should be thanked for his service and should step down.

“I love Louie Gohmert,” Palin said. “I love those Texan politicians who call it like they see it and are true conservatives. So, I’d be rootin’ for Louie.”

On Tuesday, Palin took to Facebook to appeal to House Republicans for their support of Gohmert.

“As you compete to make it to the Capitol this morning through that DC snow, remember that competition is good in ALL things; it makes everyone work harder and producer (sic) better, and it keeps us fresh, active and on our toes,” Palin wrote. “It’s time for new energy and positive progress in Congress.”

She also provided an alternate candidate in the form of Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL).

“Please consider ‘Gunnin’ for Gohmert’ or going ‘Yahoo for Yoho,'” Palin wrote.

Gohmert publicly announced that he would challenge Boehner for the Speakership during Sunday’s “Fox & Friends Weekend.”

He also publicly thanked Palin for her support via Twitter.

Watch the Hannity appearance below, via the Daily Caller:

Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: