Rep. Louie GohmertLouie GohmertA guide to the committees: House Congress must not pass Endangered Species reform bill Gohmert calls Yates 'a political hack' MORE (R-Texas) voiced frustration Thursday night with Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer House leader Bob Michel, a person and politician for the ages Former House GOP leader Bob Michel dies at 93 Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist MORE (R-Ohio), after the House passed its $1.1 trillion spending bill, joking that BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer House leader Bob Michel, a person and politician for the ages Former House GOP leader Bob Michel dies at 93 Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist MORE might have gained Democratic supporters.
"He turned to somebody that he really identifies with, the president and liberal Democrats, and got them to help him pass this vote," Gohmert said.
Asked on Fox News's "Hannity" if the move would affect Boehner's reelection as Speaker in the next Congress, he said, "I think he ought to be able to pick up some Democratic votes for Speaker this time."
"He can have Denis McDonoughDenis McDonoughObama's chief of staff joins foundation with focus on jobs Chicago mayor visits White House to meet with Trump aides Obama staffers challenged to WH scavenger hunt on final day MORE or the president come over and get Democrats to get the votes to carry him across the finish line," Gohmert added, referring to the White House chief of staff, who traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday night to make the case for the bill to frustrated Democrats.
Gohmert was one of nine Republicans who staged a revolt during the election for Speaker in 2013, casting their votes against Boehner.