Boehner renominated for House speaker
November 14th, 2012
03:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner renominated for House speaker

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner received a standing ovation after being renominated to his position Wednesday by the House Republican Conference.

Nominated by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Boehner gained support from members of his party to continue his speakership. He will be formally elected by a vote in the House of Representatives when the 113th Congress convenes in January.

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Cantor was also renominated as House majority leader.

Responding to the renominations, Democrats said House Republicans "chose to ignore voters who ousted tea party Republican incumbents."

"House Republicans just doubled down on more of the same priorities that protect millionaires at the expense of the middle class," said Jesse Ferguson, communications director for the Democratic Congressional Committee Committee, in a statement.

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas rose in the meeting and nominated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, according to sources in the room, but no one seconded that nomination.

Also Wednesday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington defeated Rep. Tom Price of Georgia to become leader of the Republican Conference, the fourth ranking GOP spot in the House. McMorris Rodgers faced a competitive challenge from Price, who received backing from GOP star Rep. Paul Ryan in a letter Tuesday.

The current conference chairman, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, is leaving the role to chair the House Financial Services Committee.

While five congressional races remain undecided, Republicans maintained control of the House majority in last week's elections. As of now, Republicans will outnumber Democrats 234-196 in the next Congress. Democrats, however, hold narrow leads in all five House races considered too close to call.

– CNN's Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Eric Cantor • House • John Boehner
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. GEN. BETRAYUS..WHOOPS....PETREUS

    BOOO!!!!! 2014 can't get here fast enough so we can get these obstructionists out of the way. Boehner has proven to be a weak Speaker.

    November 14, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    These nasty GOP idiots better WAKE UP, John mcCain, Lindsay Grahan– do not be brainless idiots–do not watch fox sh$t. Idiots. Let Pres. Obama do his job. Vote all the GOP idiots out.

    November 14, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    You crazy right wing nuts do realize this puts a puts in line to the presidency?

    November 14, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Now he can sober up and get to work.

    November 14, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. Stand Tough

    We elected you and all the other Republicans as the last hope for this country and to save the country from the destruction of Obama and the Democrats. Stand your ground and do not let them destroy this great country. I have no desire to live in a bankrupt socialist country.

    November 14, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  6. Joi Gibson

    Louie Gohmert or whatever his name is -seriously, do the people of Texas not realize what a bad perception he gives of that state, and by extension the rest of this country. That man is a fool.

    I hope Boehner can rein his Tea Party folks. It's time to get to work folks. No more of your shenanigans.

    November 14, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. jkane sfl gop mascots the blubbering slobs allen west rover nitwitquest rick scott ,carl rove and donald trump ??????

    Both of these gop goofballs need to go in the midterms and take bachmann the loon with you ,you lost the elections and none of you failed gop stooges will be around after the next elections"!!!!!!!!!

    November 14, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  8. Squigman

    Listen and get this straight. No, 1 this cretin will never be presidential material. No, 2 If this moron and his cronies don't work out a compromise for avoiding the fiscal cliff, the electorate will hold them responsible. The sooner this creep and his kind are gone, the better.

    November 14, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. alien

    President won the popular vote, the electoral vote, democrate congress overall won the popular vote, in the words of House Speaker John Boehner "I think the American people have spoken."

    November 14, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. Larry in Houston

    sounds like more GridLock to me.

    November 14, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. DENNA

    @ – Wire Palladin, S.F. – You crazy right wing nuts do realize this puts a puts in line to the presidency?
    ..................................................................................................................................................................
    The GOP cretins are crazy like foxes. If I were President Obama, I would hire food tasters. Just sayin'. The GOP did not take their well-deserved thrashing well. If they don't behave themselves, 2014 will see more of them gone. It might be wise to work WITH THE PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF AGAINST HIM.

    November 14, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    GI Joe

    Now he can sober up and get to work.
    -------------------------------------------------
    Not a chance GI Joe. Boo-Hoo stays "pickled", and on the rare occasion when he is willing to act like he has some sense and seeks to work with the President the Teatards put another bottle in front of him! LOL!
    Let's hope that with the President's re-election he realizes that he needs to Just Say No to both the Tea and the booze.

    November 14, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. Ancient Texan

    The members of the House just won the same ":mandate" that the President perceives that he won. THey won reelection or were newly elected by the voters in their district and are apt to continue doing exactly what they promised the voters they would do.

    November 14, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. Hahahahahahahahhaha

    Great! Tax breaks for the rich to create jobs in India and China. Tax breaks for the rich to increase spending on infrastructure. Tax breaks for the rich in increase spending on the military. Tax breaks for the rich to increase spending on education. Tax breaks for the rich to increase spending on citzens' welfare. Tax breaks for the rich to fund more tax breaks for the rich!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahaha

    November 14, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. Ancient Texan

    jkane.....OR the administration and the present party will be gone in 4 years...forever.

    November 14, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  16. Facts don't Lie

    @ Stand Tough....

    my advice to you is to turn off FoxNews and Rush for a while and come inot the real world. All you righties that cry about a socialist country and communist country should go over and live in one for a while and I bet you'd be begging to come back here no matter who the president is. As for Boehner I thought for sure Eric Cantor had it out for him but maybe they made peace behind the scenes, for now!

    November 14, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  17. Willie Floyd

    Until he can control those ignorant t-partiers we won't see any improvement. Come 2014 I hope all those who stayed home in 2010 learned a valuable lesson. VOTE THESE IDIOTS OUT!!!

    November 14, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  18. DENNA

    @ – Ancient Texan –
    jkane.....OR the administration and the present party will be gone in 4 years...forever.
    .......................................................................................................................................................................
    The Obama administration will be gone in four years, but the Democrats aren't going anywhere because once this is over, the GOP are going to alienate the country again. I am betting they will STILL think the white male vote is the only one worth courting. Old habits die really, really hard. Honey Boehner Boehner will probably be reelected AGAIN from the same brain dead group that elected him this time. I am guessing that it will take more than one election loss to get through to the GOP.

    November 14, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. Buc

    Boehner nominated for speaker of the house. Same ideas, same grid lock. At least he can't screw up worse than last time... can he?
    With McConnel's help no doubt will.

    November 14, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  20. Nick-o

    .........and then he cried like a little girl....again.

    November 14, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  21. freidamurray

    Did Boehner cry when renominated? Oh, that would be the Dems crying this time.

    November 14, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  22. jkane sfl gop mascots the blubbering slobs allen west rover nitwitquest rick scott ,carl rove and donald trump ??????

    We are all Americans and don't always agree ,but we need to put the country first and if we have to pay a little more ,then we have to pay a little more ..thanks denna ,and texan ,get out of the basement!! Only kidding !!!

    November 14, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  23. David Otteson

    I hope that the speaker has a true sence of the direction the country is headed. Yes we are in fact in a finacial mess, and the real cause of the mess is not the poor, the elderly, the employee's the the states or ferderal goverment. The answer is not taxes cuts,( that has never worked and most studies show that there is no history of tax cuts on the wealthy helping anything but the wealthy ) the answer is a balance approach that will reign in spending on items that are not urgent and somtimes bloated, and bringing back the tax rates to the rates before the Bush tax cuts. with a reduction in spending and a better revenue in the form of taxes from the wealthiest among us, we should be a better balanced country. The Bush tax cuts are driving a deficate that we cannot ignore. That and two wars that were put on credit ( because of the foolist tax cuts ) have made this mess. You add Wall Street greed, and banking misfires, you have the mess we have now. Protecting the forces that caused this problem will only make you a fool in the eyes of history.

    November 14, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  24. RogueRobots

    The Gingrinch has fallen a long ways from running for President. When you cannot get someone to second your nomination, you are yesterday's news. Good riddance to Newt.

    November 14, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  25. GOP = Greed Over People

    And while we are discussing taxes and government assistance.

    All you righteous Book of Fable thumpers believing in the 47% of the "moochers" wanting "guvmint handouts".

    Your mortgage deduction is the same assistance as food stamps with the only difference being, you live in yours and we eat ours!

    November 14, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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