ALLEN WEST Receives Votes For Speaker of the House …Update: Boehner Wins Reelection
An Allen West for Speaker of the House Facebook page was set up this week.
By law you do not have to be a US representative to be Speaker of the House.
Already one Republican voted for Allen West during the election today.
UPDATE: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) gives Allen West his second vote for speaker.
There were at least four Republican abstentions and six defections from Boehner.
UPDATE: Nine Republicans have defected so far. With 17 defections they will need to hold a second vote.
UPDATE: Boehner wins reelection as Speaker of the House.