Thursday, January 3, 2013
Boehner Reelected; Massie Votes Against
Rep. John Boehner has just been reelected House Majority Leader, but not unanimously. Nine Republicans did not vote for him, including newly-sworn in Rep. Thomas Massie from Kentucky's 4th Congressional District. Massie voted for Rep. Justin Amish (R-MI).
The lack of unanimity for Boehner is fall-out for the Fiscal Cliff deal and the fact that it raised taxes on the so-called rich but failed to achieve any spending cuts at present.