John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House today with 220 votes. He needed 218. Fourteen House members voted either for someone else or simply “present.”
We’ll see how long he lasts. Given the fights in the next couple of months, no one else really wants the job.
Upon re-election, Boehner immediately called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and told him yet again to go f___ himself. Ok, I may have made that last part up.