The faux tension of the Speaker vote is killing me.—
Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) January 03, 2013
Sure got dicey there for a while! Boehner had some stiff competition — from Nancy Pelosi:
Making a mockery of America? Nancy Pelosi totally fits the bill!
But not all Dems thought Nancy was fit for the job:
Yes, that Colin Powell.
Boehner didn’t exactly get unanimous support from his party, either:
But those weren’t enough to keep him down.
Indeed. Surprising few people, Boehner pulled off the win:
There was a time, yes.
As were many others. Schweikert was purged from the Financial Services Committee last month.
Some Republicans who initially abstained or weren’t present wound up casting their vote for Boehner during clean-up:
GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney remained silent:
Despite the supposed bad blood between them, Eric Cantor congratulated Boehner on his win:
Boehner expressed his gratitude for the victory:
But some wondered if he was really all that grateful:
In any event, now that he’s won, despite their beefs with him, many conservatives are offering Boehner their support:
Looks like he’ll be sticking around for a while.