Rep. Louie GohmertLouie GohmertWhy is the State Department refusing to disclose Soros' involvement in Macedonia? The Hill's Whip List: 21 GOP no votes on new ObamaCare replacement bill Rob Thomas: Anti-Trump celebs have become 'white noise' MORE (R-Texas) voiced frustration Thursday night with Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbyists bounce back under Trump Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Chaffetz won't run for reelection MORE (R-Ohio), after the House passed its $1.1 trillion spending bill, joking that BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbyists bounce back under Trump Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Chaffetz won't run for reelection 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 McDonoughSunday shows preview: McMaster hits circuit for second straight week Obama chief of staff: 'The president cannot order a wiretap' Obama's chief of staff joins foundation with focus on jobs 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.