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Labrador Explains Boehner Vote

Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, issued the following statement regarding his vote Tuesday for John Boehner to continue as speaker of the House in the 114th Congress: "Today, I made a difficult decision in voting for John Boehner for Speaker of the House.  Many constituents from Idaho contacted me to let me know that I should not support him.  I want them to know that I did not make this decision lightly. I share the view of the majority of my constituents who are deeply frustrated by the way the House has run the last four years. I understand that many of my most loyal supporters are angry with my vote." More here.

DFO: An ambitious, young congressman can't be thumbing his nose all the time at a powerful House Speaker, can he? Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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