Newt Gingrich nominated for Speaker of the House

Gotta love Louis Gohmert. He stuck his neck out and nominated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to replace Boehner as Speaker of the House today. Sadly, not a single Republican seconded the motion and it died. And so did our hopes of ousting Boehner:

THE HILL – Former Speaker and failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was nominated for the position of Speaker on Wednesday by conservative Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas). There was no second.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was nominated for another term by sometime-rival Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Boehner in turn nominated Cantor.

The Republican conference formally then elected Boehner as its leader and Cantor as deputy by acclamation.

As GOP leader, Boehner will formally get a second term as Speaker in January.

Mark Levin cheered on Rep. Gohmert:

I have no doubt Rep. Gohmert will be attacked for this by Speaker Boehner and the rest of the Republican leadership and their mouthpieces. Please contact Rep. Gohmert and tell him THANK YOU! The Capitol Hill number is 202-225-3035

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