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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 6, 2015

Rep. Scott DesJarlais is one of a handful of Republicans who broke ranks to vote against John Boehner for House speaker, Nooga reports. In a statement, the conservative from Tennessee's Fourth District said his vote for another Ohio congressman, Jim Jordan, was in response to thousands of calls his office received. “Speaker Boehner has certainly accomplished a lot during his tenure ... However, I join my constituents in their belief that we need a new direction and a fresh approach,” he said. Boehner received 216 of 408 votes cast to remain speaker.