Mia Love: I Backed Boehner Because of Lack of Any Serious Challengers


Here’s just a smattering of the reaction Mia Love got on Twitter after voting to reelect John Boehner:

It wasn’t universal condemnation, and a few conservative commentators defended Love, but many still found the vote striking.

So yesterday, Love emailed The Washington Examiner to explain why she voted for Boehner: no one else was qualified enough.

Love explains:

“There were no qualified or notable campaigns for speaker within the Republican Party other than John Boehner. Casting a vote for a candidate who has not actively campaigned and does not have the support to be speaker is an indirect vote for Nancy Pelosi, and I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi.”

She also said to get things done in the next two years, “it is important for me to be on the side of the elected speaker.”

[h/t Daily Caller]
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