Thursday, January 3, 2013
Crybaby Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was narrowly reelected Speaker of the House on Thursday after heated public criticism from fellow Republicans and a week of rumors that he would face a GOP revolt.
Boehner won a tiny majority of votes that saw nine Republicans vote for other GOP members while still others abstained from voting or voted “present.” Two years ago, Boehner won all 241 available GOP votes.
At the end of the day, Boehner received 220 votes with fourteen members voting for other candidates or present. Boehner needed 218 votes to win reelection as Speaker.