Here’s just a smattering of the reaction Mia Love got on Twitter after voting to reelect John Boehner:
@MiaBLove If Mia Love votes for Boehner, DROP HER. Don't follow her. Don't vote for her.
— tenquid (@TenquidOk) January 6, 2015
I hope Mia Love was promised the moon because she just sold a heavy tide of goodwill with support of Boehner. Sickening. #mialove
— brex (@godsowncrunk) January 6, 2015
Mia Love votes Boehner. #Ugh
— Right Scoop (@trscoop) January 6, 2015
"@DLoesch: Mia Love for Boehner." One hour after swearing in she breaks her oath to her district.
— Michael (@daltexfan09) January 6, 2015
Tell me one of my favorite conservatives Mia Love did NOT vote for Boehner? I am sorely disappointed & disillusioned right now…… unreal.
— Elaine (@equaltreatment) January 6, 2015
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.
“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.”
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