Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertTrump met with group led by Ginni Thomas at White House: report House passes bill expressing support for NATO The Memo: Trump veers between hard-liner, dealmaker on shutdown MORE (R-Texas) voiced frustration Thursday night with Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerEx-GOP lawmaker joins marijuana trade group Crowley, Shuster moving to K Street On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 MORE (R-Ohio), after the House passed its $1.1 trillion spending bill, joking that BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerEx-GOP lawmaker joins marijuana trade group Crowley, Shuster moving to K Street On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 MORE might have gained Democratic supporters.

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Some of the most conservative House members opposed the cromnibus spending bill that Boehner was able to push through, because it did not do enough to stop President Obama's executive actions on immigration. But Democrats, with the White House making calls to lawmakers, provided enough votes for Boehner to push the measure over the top. 

"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 Richard McDonoughSenate Intel leaders ask judge not to jail former aide amid leak investigation Live coverage: Justice IG testifies before House on report criticizing FBI Ex-Obama chief of staff: Obama's Russia response was 'watered down' 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.