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Florida Congressman Ted Yoho Votes Against Speaker Boehner

By Javier Manjarres

yohoCongressman John Boehner has retained his post as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but not after several conservative Republicans  showed disappointment in his  leadership as Speaker and voted against him. Many Republicans feel that Boehner  compromised principles while dealing with the Democrat controlled Senate and President Barack Obama.

Along with Congressman Huelskamp (R-KS), Gohmert (R-TX) and a few others, who either voted ‘Nay’ or refrained from voting, was one of Florida’s newly sworn in freshman congressmen, Ted Yoho.

Yoho won his Republican primary with overwhelming grassroots and Tea party support over long-time establishment Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns- one of Boehner’s closest allies in the Congress- and  then sailed into office by easily beating his Democrat challenger.

Yoho voted for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who has been ad odds with Boehner, causing a deep chasm amongst the Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I came to Congress for a cause – not a job. I came here to make a difference and to stand up for what is right  for America – not a political party.

The gridlock in Washington is killing the American Republic. The people that I represent have had enough. My vote today for Congressman Cantor was a signal that I will hold leadership accountable and challenge leadership when I feel that it is the right thing to do – Just like I am held accountable to the people of my district.

However, it was also a signal that I believe in team work and will work with leadership to get things done. Congressman Cantor is part of leadership.”

We have gotten lost. What I have seen from the Republican party is the re-arranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic. Our ship called America is sinking. We have to right the ship. “We are in dire need of strong leadership that is willing to put our Nation first – not a political party. I am looking forward to getting to work and restoring the faith of the American people in their elected officials.-Congressman Ted Yoho

With Congressman Allen West out of office, many politicos are wondering who, if anyone, will fill the void left by West’s departure. Yoho, along with his fellow newly minted Congressmen, Ron DeSantis and Trey Radel, will have the opportunity. All three of these men represent very safe Republican congressional districts and could  effectively voice the opinions and concerns of their constituents without worrying too much on being re-elected.

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  • SSMcDonald

    BRAVO, BRAVO for my Congressman, Ted Yoho!! His was the correct vote.

  • Jill Werschin

    I voted for Congressman Yoho in both the primary and general election. I agree…. BRAVO!

  • snapper451

    Great to see someone with the courage and fortitude to vote his mind. I echo the Bravos!

  • Steve Kudlak

    Any chance Cantor would be any better? Both sides (Reps and Demos) are bad about saying “unless they do what I want I won’t play” this idea is at least making us sick. I plan to write both sides letters. I dunno if it will do any good. As far as I can tell the Tea Party was quasi-manufactured by some well off folks to promote their agenda. Not to say the Demos are angels. But it is often the Tea Party that obstructs things as far as I can tell. By the way I have read lots of the writings of the founders and it is an open to interpretation what they wanted as a group. Like all of us moderns they were a divided and cranky lot with various ideals.

    • Fred Gottshalk

      Steve,
      Have you ever attended a Tea Party meeting? You will see that we are not funded by anyone except ourselves. O and his ilk are funded by Soros, a person who made his billions by crashing countries monetary systems. We are close, would you agree?
      As far as being obstructionists, maybe you should ask Harry Reid why he has not passed a budget in four years, nor has he even brought any of the 34 fiscal bills to the floor, that has already been passed by the House.
      Do you know how the Tea Party got its name and why? If you do, thank a teacher. Do you know why America is Free? If you do, thank a vet.
      You say that you have read ‘a lot of the Founders’ writings? How the U.S. Constitution, or the Federalist Papers? I don’t think so!!
      /s/ A Tea Partier on a fixed income.

  • Perseids

    What a change from cash and carry Sterns.

    Yet another independent thinking defender of the Constitution makes it to the house and demonstrates his willingness to tell the tired old washed up republican sellouts where to get off.

    This is how it must be done. Throw out the trash and inject new blood and determination for real change into the system.