The vote was
221-201, with just 28 Republicans joining 193 Democrats to vote for it.
Speaker Boehner cast a rare vote in favor of the bill.
But the attacks began before the vote even took place, as soon as it
was known that Boehner would bring a no-strings-attached debt ceiling
hike to the floor.
“A clean debt ceiling is a complete capitulation on the Speaker’s
part and demonstrates that he has lost the ability to lead the House of
Representatives, let alone his own party. Speaker Boehner has failed in
his duty to represent the people and as a result, it is time for him to
go… Fire the Speaker,” said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth
Martin in a statement before the vote.
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