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Boehner Reelected as Speaker by Bare Majority

Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:38:21 am

Speaker of the House John Boehner was reelected to that position today, but just barely: Boehner Reelected as Speaker; Nine Republicans Defect in Vote.

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) was reelected Speaker of the House on Thursday after a week of rumors of a possible GOP revolt. 

Boehner won a bare majority in a vote that saw nine Republicans vote for other GOP members, and several others who abstained from voting or voted "present." Two years ago, Boehner won all 241 available GOP votes.

The two craziest Republicans in the House, Paul "Evolution is a Lie from the Pit of Hell" Broun and Louie "Terror Babies" Gohmert, voted for -- believe it or not -- lunatic war criminal Allen West. Gotta love that.