Texas Rep. Gohmert: Tea party has to fight back against GOP
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said tea partiers should rise up and fight against efforts to quash the group by the Republican Party’s old guard.
During a speech Sunday at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention in Myrtle Beach, Mr. Gohmert argued that tea partiers need to organize and rally against the watered-down principles of many in the GOP, including House Speaker John Boehner, former White House adviser Karl Rove and the executive heads at the Chamber of Commerce.
Quoting John Belushi’s character Bluto in the movie “Animal House,” Mr. Gohmert, a member of the Tea Party Caucus, asked the crowd, “What’s all this laying around stuff?”
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