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    Boehner, under fire from some conservatives, re-elected speaker

    Boehner, under fire from some conservatives, re-elected speaker

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    – Rep. John Boehner was voted by his colleagues into another term as House speaker Thursday despite receiving harsh criticism from some conservatives over his handling of the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

    There were a few scattered votes for other names – defeated Rep. Allen West, the tea party favorite from Florida, and GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor both received nods – but the vast majority of Republicans in the House shouted Boehner's name when called upon by the House reading clerk. In total, 220 Republicans out of a conference of 234 went for the Ohio Republican during the tension-filled vote on the House floor.

    Some GOP lawmakers didn't answer, or simply voted "present," when called to vote. (see bottom of this post for a list of Republicans who didn't vote for Boehner).

    And Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper bucked his party's leader Nancy Pelosi to cast a vote for former Secretary of State Colin Powell (being a member of Congress is not a requirement to be elected speaker). Pelosi received a total of 192 votes.
    Before the vote, some Republicans walking into the House chamber voiced frustration at Boehner's performance as speaker, though the majority said they were supporting him for another two years in the role.

    Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan conservative who had his Budget Committee assignment removed at the end of last Congress, put forth Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho as a potential speaker. And Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, who also had his committee assignment removed, said he was casting a vote against Boehner based on "past performance."

    Huelskamp cast his vote for conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio – who told CNN on his way into the chamber that he was supporting Boehner.

    House GOP leaders were confident in Boehner's re-election as they entered the chamber, telling reporters it was all but impossible for another representative to take the gavel.

    Boehner himself told CNN he was confident the House would re-elect him speaker, but conceded a few fellow Republicans would likely vote against him.
    When CNN asked Majority Leader Eric Cantor if Boehner would be re-elected he replied "absolutely."

    House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, the number three House Republican, also told reporters he was sure Boehner would be re-elected speaker.

    Asked what he thought of all the drama surrounding Thursday's vote, McCarthy replied, "Makes for good press, doesn't it?"

    And House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, the vice presidential candidate in last year's election, make a skeptical "pshaw" when asked if Boehner would be challenged for his post.

    Ryan downplayed what it would mean if members voted against Boehner, saying "that happens all the time," noting he's been in Congress eight terms and "it just happens."

    CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report.


    REPUBLICANS WHO DID NOT VOTE FOR BOEHNER:

    Rep. Justin Amash voted for Raul Labrador
    Rep. Jim Bridenstine voted for Eric Cantor
    Rep. Paul Broun voted for Allen West
    Rep. Louis Gohmert voted for West
    Rep. Walter Jones voted for David Walker
    Rep. Tim Huelskamp voted Jim Jordan
    Rep. Tom Massie voted for Justin Amash
    Rep. Steve Pierce voted for Cantor
    Rep. Ted Yoho voted for Cantor
    Rep. Steve Stockman voted present
    Rep. Raul Labrador did not vote
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney did not vote

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