What 5 Boehner Supporters Say about Their Changes of Heart

The speaker held on to a few of his loudest critics.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, second right, speaks during a news conference with Representative Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, left, following a House leadership election on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Ohio Republican John Boehner was elected to a third term as House speaker on Tuesday with the support of fewer than half of the House’s 434 members, as conservative Republicans laid bare their discontent with his leadership.

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