John Boehner has just been re-elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. For a moment, there were the 17 no votes/not voting needed to throw it to a second ballot. But then several GOP Representatives who had previously not voted came in for Boehner . . .
Boeher is fine, people. He will be reelected. Blackburn, Bachmann, and Garrett saved him. What a story. What a story.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
It is an honor to serve with @speakerboehner.I look forward to continue working with my friend to help all Americans.— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) January 3, 2013
To be clear, there were never 17 clear defections. That # included the no votes.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
Here is video of GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz on with Sean Hannity last night where he said he has no doubt that John Boehner will be re-elected as Speaker of the House today when the 113th Congress convenes. There had been some speculation among conservatives yesterday that a group of Republicans might have the votes to unseat him as Speaker. Does not look like that is the case. It will be interesting to see if anything unusual develops.
The new House sessions begins Thursday @ noon. The Speaker vote should happen soon after.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
If 17 R’s vote for someone besides Boehner, it goes to 2nd ballot. Hasn’t happened since 1923. House must keep voting until it picks Speaker— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 3, 2013
Two Reps to watch today: Outgoing RSC chair Jim Jordan (Ohio), Jeb Hensarling (Texas). Those frustrated by Boehner take many cues from them— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
Eleventh Hour: Speaker Boehner Moves to the Right: The Speaker of the House will be elected today and some conse… bit.ly/ZeT2bU— Big Government (@biggovt) January 3, 2013
Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi passes the gavel to Speaker John Boehner.
United House Republicans decided unanimously today to elect Rep. John Boehner as the next Speaker of the House. Boehner will take over as Speaker from Nancy Pelosi when the new Congress is sworn in this coming January:
POLITICO: House Republicans have officially elected Ohio Republican John Boehner as their nominee for speaker of the House.
The unanimous voice vote came in a closed-door conference meeting in the Longworth House Office building. The two-decade veteran of Congress from western Ohio met no opposition and will ascend to the top perch in the House when Republicans officially take control in January. Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Richard Burr of North Carolina, two of Boehner’s best friends from their days in the House, came to Longworth for the nomination. . . . . Read More