One very high profile Republican was noticeably absent from Tuesday's Speaker of the House vote.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) missed his morning flight to Washington DC due to bad weather and was not present for the vote. Gowdy said that would have voted for John Boehner (R-OH), who won his 3rd term as Speaker.
“A canceled flight, due to weather, from South Carolina to Washington this morning regrettably prevented me from being in Washington for today’s Speaker vote.
"Had our flight not been canceled, I would have voted for our conference nominee, John Boehner.
“The position of Speaker of the House is a difficult job as evidenced by the fact that so few members seek the position. Speaker Boehner was approved overwhelmingly by the conference in November.
"In fact, not a single other name was placed in nomination,” Gowdy said.