Boehner re-elected House speaker after day of drama swirled around him
House Speaker John Boehner gives a thumbs up on the House floor before being re-elected to his post.
January 3rd, 2013
01:41 PM ET

Boehner re-elected House speaker after day of drama swirled around him

It appears House Speaker John Boehner was right - he had no reason to worry about being re-elected to his post this year.

There were certainly rumbles and grumbling after furor that there was no vote on Sandy aid during the fiscal cliff. That prompted some GOP members to speak out with extremely harsh words about Boehner. That anger was quickly defused after Boehner promised a vote would take place on that aid this Friday.

A few republicans chose to at least make a symbolic statement during today's vote: either by not voting for Boehner or nominating someone else. (One member nominated Colin Powell. Yes, non-members can actually serve if they have enough votes.)

Still, with the votes from 220 members, Boehner will again lead the House and the Republican majority.

Read more about some of the drama that has surrounded Boehner lately:

Christie: Boehner wouldn't take my calls

Republicans pledge to back Boehner, reversing earlier outrage

Christie hammers Boehner by name for Sandy funding delay 

Boehner's f-bomb for Reid

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  1. chrissy

    Well how disheartening is this to the citizens of this country? Sheesh! Gonna be the SSDD!!

    January 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    Well deserved....the bigger of a back stabber you are in this country...the more powerful you become.

    January 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pete

    The dumb voting someone even dumber how nice ..The republicans vote Boehner their sacrificial lamb because if someone is going down he'll be the first right...And after midterms voters will see Boehner as door sentry holding the door when all republicans are swept from their seats in a reversal of 2010 and you republicans know they deserve it don't they!! And then what's the gran ole tea party gonna do but sit there teary eyed and wonder like Boehner saying why me why me because its their fault,they deserve it don't they!!

    January 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brad

    Terrible news for the country.

    January 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Better the devil you know..... ya know!!

    January 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Boo

    should have booted him- he's not fit to stand up to Obama. he's a brown nose insider. Bad choice

    January 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Reelecting G.W made us a laughing stock, Iraq & Afghanistan made us lose our prestige & credibility, midterms showcased our inability to think clearly, the 'Cliff' drama was an embarrassment. But no those up on the Hill simply don't get it.

    January 3, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    If I attempt to post more than a line I'm blocked. Somebody at CNN sure doesn't like what I have to say.

    January 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    The truth you mean @ saywhat? Sure makes you wonder dont it?

    January 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dstevek

    What a disaster

    January 4, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |