Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner saw his own members repeatedly rebel and refuse to follow his strategy to avoid a partial government shutdown and go to the brink of a potential default.
Unable to persuade a bloc of conservatives to go along with a fight that has driven GOP poll numbers down, some are calling him one of the weakest House Speakers.
But Boehner received a standing ovation Wednesday afternoon during a meeting of the entire House Republican conference. And earlier in the day a couple of key conservatives Wednesday dismissed any notion that Boehner was on the verge of losing his job.
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said "there's been absolutely no talk along those lines" when asked whether there were conversations about a leadership change.
Another conservative lawmaker defended Boehner.
"I've actually been very proud of Speaker Boehner the last two and a half weeks. I don't think that he should be ashamed of anything he has done," Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho told reporters.
Asked if he supports Boehner, GOP Rep Tom Massie of Kentucky, who frequently breaks with him, told reporters "he's our Speaker for this Congress."
Pressed if he'll be Speaker in the next Congress, Massie said "there's a lot of stuff that happens between now and then."
CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report