WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, was reelected as Speaker of the House on Thursday, dodging a speculated GOP revolt.
According to The Hill, Boehner won a “bare minority.” Nine Republicans voted for other GOP members. Several others did not vote or merely voted “present.” In 2010, Boehner won all 241 available GOP votes.
Boehner — notoriously at odds with President Obama over the fiscal cliff — made headlines on Wednesday for telling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to “go f–k himself.” Boehner reportedly made the comment outside the Oval office in regards to the bitter fiscal cliff battle.
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