Rep. John Boehner to Take Gavel as House Speaker

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

House Speaker-elect US Representative John Boehner (C) is surrounded by fellow Congressional members speaks at a press conference November 18, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty)

With the 112th Congress starting this week, Ohio's Rep. John Boehner is set to take his seat as the new Speaker of the House. What kind of Speaker he'll be remains to be seen. Will he follow in the steps of Newt Gingrich, who became Speaker when Republicans took control of the House back in 1994?

We speak with Jennifer Rubin, who writes the conservative blog "Right Turn" for The Washington Post. She says that the most important change may be a move to bring more old fashioned accountability to Congress.


Jennifer Rubin

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David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

Hope Steffens-Nett

I am strongly opposed to The GOP's attempt to roll back the health care plan that was passed last year. It has already helped many Americans and promises to help millions more. Seniors are getting help with prescriptions they could no longer afford to pay for, and young adults to age 26 have been able to stay on their parents' insurance. Don't destroy what good has been accomplished.

Jan. 04 2011 10:41 AM

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