Open House UPDATE: 9 Defectors Emerge, but Boehner Re-elected

As the 113th Congress begins, things don’t look good for Speaker John Boehner. I’m watching C-Span, and a few Twitter timelines, to keep tabs on whatever happens.

Last night, Matthew Boyle wrote:

Outgoing Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeff Landry told Breitbart News there are at least 17 GOP members who plan to unseat House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, and Boehner may resign on Wednesday evening during or after a GOP caucus meeting.

Landry, who lost his bid for re-election in a member-member race to leadership-sponsored Rep. Charles Boustany, told Breitbart News that “if they don’t got 20, they’re so close to 20 – they’re close.”

Landry goes on to mention that the goal is to reach 25 votes.

Read the whole thing.

We’ll know, within minutes, who’s right.

UPDATE: Currently 13 non-Boehner votes.

EDIT:

Legal Insurrection gathered up tweets live, explaining how the re-election of Boehner as Speaker went down.

EDIT.1.5:

List of defectors, and who they voted for (with one voting present). Call them Patriots.

Rep. Justin Amash, MI, voted for Rep. Raul Labrador, R-ID.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine, OK, voted for Rep. Eric Cantor, R-VA.
Rep. Paul Broun, GA, voted for former Rep. Allen West, R-FL.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, TX, voted for former Rep. Allen West, R-FL.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, KS, voted for Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH.
Rep. Walter Jones, NC, voted for former GAO Comptroller David Walker.
Rep. Thomas Massie, KY, voted for Rep. Justin Amash, R-MI.
Rep. Steve Pearce, NM, voted for Rep. Eric Cantor, R-VA.
Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fl, voted for Rep. Eric Cantor, R-VA.
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-TX, voted present.

Linked by Jackie Wellfonder and Monoblogue.com — thanks!
-Becca Lower

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Open House UPDATE: 9 Defectors Emerge, but Boehner Re-elected — 3 Comments

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  3. I am tried of the good old boy republican party. I am not happy with the re-election of Boehner. I’d like more info on this organization.

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