Michele Bachmann delivers Speakership to Boehner

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UPDATE: The full results of the vote are posted below.

By Adam Bitely — Michele Bachmann, who has been scorned by House leadership, surprised the House chamber this afternoon when she cast the 218th vote for John Boehner, handing him the Speakership. One Tea Party activist responded in shock at Bachmann’s decisive vote saying, “Et tu Michele?”

Bachmann, the leader of the Tea Party Caucus in the House, was widely assumed to oppose Boehner in his quest to retain the gavel after having been ridiculed for her strong stands in favor of limited government and balanced budgets. While many in Washington denied the existence of active opposition to a second term of Boehner’s speakership, Boehner won with a narrow margin. He received 220 votes.

Under House rules, if no candidate had received a majority in the House of Representatives, a second vote would have been mandated throwing the floor open to potential conservative alternatives to the Boehner Speakership.

In the last hours before the vote, Boehner made concessions to RSC Chairman Steve Scalise changing some House rules to create more openness. Boehner also promised conservatives that he would no longer engage in one-on-one negotiations with Obama. Further, he promised votes on Hurricane Sandy relief boondoggles to keep New York and New Jersey Republican members in line.

The narrow vote is widely believed to signal a preliminary warning shot to the Speaker’s ability to move away from promised spending cuts. To see how each member of the House voted in the election, click here.

Adam Bitely is the Editor-in-Chief of NetRightDaily.com.

 

Votes
Boehner 220
Pelosi 192
Cantor 3
Allen West 2
Cooper 2
Lewis 1
Jordan 1
Colin Powell 1
Labrador 1
Amash 1
Dingell 1
David Walker 1
ANSWERED “PRESENT” 1
NOT VOTING 6

—- Boehner    220 —

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Wittman
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Young (AK)
Young (FL)
Young (IN)

—- Pelosi    192 —

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Negrete McLeod
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Scott, David
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Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walz
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watt
Waxman
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Yarmuth

—- Cantor    3 —

Bridenstine Pearce Yoho

—- Allen West    2 —

Broun (GA) Gohmert

—- Cooper    2 —

Lipinski McIntyre

—- Lewis    1 —

Barrow

—- Jordan    1 —

Huelskamp

—- Colin Powell    1 —

Cooper

—- Labrador    1 —

Amash

—- Amash    1 —

Massie

—- Dingell    1 —

Matheson

—- David Walker    1 —

Jones

—- ANSWERED “PRESENT”    1 —
 

Stockman

—- NOT VOTING    6 —
 

Blumenauer
Boehner
Labrador
Lewis
Mulvaney
Roybal-Allard

 

  • Nancy

    Hey Lady Bachmann – you are the next in line to sell us out! You need to go …

  • http://www.facebook.com/Deacon55 Michael J Edwards

    WOW I can’t believe this, I have supported Michelle Bachmann for the entire time she has been in office. This is like a slap in the face.

  • James Foley

    All those 1-on-1 sessions with Obama have rubbed some of the special sauce off on the Boner. We need a new broom and a clean sweep starting in the House. Amash and a very few other firebrands that were elected to make change held firm. What happened to the rest?

  • Don

    The very same ones that made the claim that they were here to work for the entire nation not jest a select group has proven that they are the ones that will sell out there own family for nothing more than a good boy and a half of a dog biscuit. These same people put the same old wolf back in charge of the hen house to finish off the last chicken.

  • Scott Beetham

    Good job Michelle. I don’t care for Boehner, but we couldn’t risk Pelosi getting the gavel back.

  • HadEnuf

    All of them are sell outs! Like I’ve said, whether you want to accept it or not: we the citizenry are on our own and it will require a REVOLUTION if we want to maintain what LITTLE freedom that we have left! The country need’s to shut down on a work stoppage of some kind. A message need’s to be sent to these traitors. As long as these thugs are in POWER, they are assured a good lifestyle whether the dollar crashes or not! They must start to FEAR the electorate – FREEDOM – rather than the utter contempt and disdain that they have toward “US.” – TYRANNY!

  • dempseycoleman

    I am totally disgusted in her for this along with several more I am totally in agrement with Nancy bellow

  • Greg137

    Tough call… I hate Boehner for being a sellout, but I hate pelosi more…

  • JohnG

    Pelosi would never have won, because she could not possibly get 218 votes in the GOP-controlled House. By contrast, Boehner’s failure to win would have forced Republicans to solidify around another candidate – any other candidate. In fact, even a Boehner clone would have been better, because he would know going in that the only reason why he’s there is because Boehner was not conservative enough. Any other Speaker would know that he was there, only because of the TEA Party and that if he played Boehner’s games, he wouldn’t last in the position. It wouldn’t be the best solution. A truly conservative Speaker would be better. But in Congress, FEAR of losing power is a great motivator.

    I am more than just disappointed with Bachmann. It’s now clear that “The GOP Establishment” has finally got to her, so it’s time for her to go.

    I’ll also be actively campaigning against my congresscritter (Brady-TX), in the next election. Heck, I may even run for his seat. It’s critical that we send those who voted for Boehner a message in 2014, by unseating as many of them as possible and replacing them with conservatives. Sure, we won’t be able to replace them all. But I refer you to my previous statement. FEAR of losing power in two more years will keep the rest in line.

  • William

    Last time I send you money Michelle!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Collins/100000220517250 Thomas Collins

    Well, what is the MSM going to do when the republicans stop their infighting? They’ll have to go back to making things up.

  • Sgt York

    wow is Michelle a hero or a plain ol suck up?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Renee-Perry/1739771523 Renee Perry

    I’ve been in Bachmanns corner throughout the ups and downs and thought she was one of the only Conservatives sticking up for the American people! Boy was I wrong! Just goes to show you how power corrupts and she knows she has got an in with the GOP now! They didn’t seem to back her in the last election but sure as heck will now! It’s all about power for themselves and is like a chess game being played!

  • Robert Young

    Would much rather have seen Boehner delivering the gavel to Bachmann.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Norton/100002228997007 John Norton

    I wld hve jst as soon seen allen west in there,thn the rest of them… !

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