Boehner reelected as Speaker of the House, but not without drama

Rep. John Boehner was re-elected today as Speaker of the House, but not without some drama. While there were rumors that he may be challenged, or even resign, in the end he had enough votes to win.

The vote wasn’t unanimous, as nine Republicans broke ranks from the leadership. Among them, Rep. Paul Broun(R-GA) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) voted for former Rep. Allen West (R-FL), and Rep. Jim Bridenstine(R-OK), Rep. Steve Pearce(R-NM) and newly elected Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) voted for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. One Republican voted for former Sec. of State Colin Powell. Boehner garnered 220 votes, just surpassing the 214 that was required.

Boehner’s plan for his second term as speaker includes no more one-on-one meetings with President Obama. An aide to the speaker said that Boehner is done with closed-door talks with the president, according to a Fox News report, and instead will let “the House work its will” through regular order.

 

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
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  • Rich

    Too late the chickens are coming home to roost.

  • http://facebook Richard Crouch

    So i guess the Dem's gave polosi, 192 votes, i know the Republicans have better since. Did i see Biden fo to polosi's side, what a piece of work, i am glad i don't smoke what the Dem's do. i would be just as out of touch with the world as they are.

  • Jeff Roland

    Sure..right, sounds like "O". Oh I am not going to do what I just did that screwed the people of the United States

  • rosemary meding

    So Sorry this man has had to undergo the humiliation and duress that have been heaped upon him by people who are too ignorant to know what they are are doing..If I were John Boehner..I would not even bother to try to lead of out of peril anymore..just say 'You'all deserve just what you are getting".