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Rep. Louie Gohmert Launches PAC to Defend Tea Party From "War Against Conservatives"

by: Katie Singh

Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 10:11 AM CST

After fighting against single moms, vaccines, and babies, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) has set his sights on a new target: fellow Republicans.

In an interview with the Daily Caller last week, Gohmert announced that he will be heading up a new political action committee to defend members of the Tea Party from establishment Republicans. The PAC will reportedly be called the GOH Conservative PAC.

According to Gohmert, starting the PAC is necessary to combat the Republican Party's "war on conservatives." Said Gohmert, "If somebody declares war on me I'm not just going to lie down and take it. I'm going to fight."

Read more about Louie Gohmert's new venture below the jump.

Gohmert says he took inspiration from former South Carolina Senator and current Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint. DeMint, another ardent Tea Partier, founded the Senate Conservatives Fund in 2008. That organization has frequently faced criticism from Republican Senate leaders for riling up the Tea Party base against their policies.

"There's a war against the tea party," said Gohmert to the Daily Caller. "You've got to have money to fight opposition... If we raise money on our own we can take a stand."

The PAC announcement comes just weeks after Gohmert told the South Carolina Tea Party Convention that the Republican establishment could "kiss my aspen tree." Last October, Gohmert also accused Senator John McCain of supporting Al Qaeda.

The fracture in the Republican Party is growing, and there doesn't appear to be an end to the infighting in sight. And with Louie Gohmert taking the lead, it's bound to be one crazy ride.  

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Another Gohmert Pile (0.00 / 0)
I think the esteemed Congressman has this confused with the "War on Ignorance" fought every day by educators, journalists and statesmen.  Or perhaps the two are interchangeable these days.

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