Raleigh, N.C. — Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, was re-elected Speaker of the House today, but not without some opposition from his caucus. According to C-Span, nine House Republicans voted for someone other than Boehner.
Among those dissidents was Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican who, according to C-Span, voted for former GAO Comptroller David Walker.
Jones voted against the fiscal cliff deal that Boehner pushed through the House at the last minute, saying, "America is nearly broke financially because its political leadership keeps passing bills like this that simply kick the can down the road. $40 in tax increases for every $1 in spending cuts? Adding $4 trillion to the debt? Are you kidding?"