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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:23 PM

If I'm listening to this roll call vote properly, John Boehner didn't show up for his own vote?

They're voting on Speaker of the House, and are going back and redoing those who didn't respond first time through, and John Boehner isn't voting on his own position? Given that a few recalcitrants are voting for Eric Cantor or whoever, I don't think he has the latitude to play around. Am I following this correctly?

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Reply If I'm listening to this roll call vote properly, John Boehner didn't show up for his own vote? (Original post)
Tab Jan 2013 OP
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Response to Tab (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:24 PM

1. He didn't answer in the first round.

He voted for himself on the second round.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:24 PM

2. But He Did Win Re-election....nt

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:25 PM

3. The Baggers couldn't do it.

 

They gave it a shot, but couldn't put it together.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:32 PM

4. Maybe he was off somewhere . . .

downing a few shots of liquid courage?!?

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:56 PM

5. It is my understanding that the Speaker often does not cast votes

As I understand it, it is customary for the Speaker not to vote on issues and guess that includes his own re-election. Boehner had the votes even without his vote

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