17 Republicans had to break away from voting for Mr. Boehner. Nine voted against him, including: Justin Amash (R-MI), Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Walter Jones (R-NC), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Ted Yoho (R-FL).
Eight abstained, making it clear that they might vote against Bachmann if the opportunity presented itself, including the famed Michele Bachmann. That's the magic number: 17.
At the last moment, however, Bachmann declared that she was no longer abstaining and... voted for Boehner. This gives Boehner reelection and most certainly, many conservatives will be calling her a RINO.
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