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.

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