Republican who voted against Boehner for speaker explains
The Daily Caller
Despite failing to take the speaker’s gavel away from John Boehner, one Republican who rebelled against his party’s leader during Thursday’s election said: “It was important to make a statement.”
“This is a matter of conscience,” Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, said off the House floor on Thursday. “This isn’t a political payback. This is a matter of conscience when you see a country falling apart.”
Jones was one of nine Republicans, frustrated with Boehner’s leadership, who voted for someone else during Thursday’s vote…
…In a statement provided by his office, Gohmert explained his vote for West by saying, “It certainly seems that seven years after our current leader was elected Majority Leader and with our goals now even farther away, it is time for a change from ‘business as usual.”
“Since the Constitution does not require the Speaker of the House to be a Member of the current Congress, my vote for Allen West was for a man who knows how to stand for principle and has always been faithful to those he was entrusted to protect,” he said…
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