Pelosi: House Will be Led by 'A Man of Abiding Faith, Great Heart'

Eric Scheiner | January 6, 2015 | 3:07pm EST
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( - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ceremoniously gave the gavel to Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) this afternoon calling him “A man of abiding faith.”

FILE: Speaker John Boehner kisses Nancy Pelosi. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Shortly after Boehner’s re-election Tuesday to the position of speaker of the House, Minority Leader Pelosi presented the gavel to him.

“This House will continue to be led by a proud son of Ohio and a happy fan of the Ohio State football team,” Pelosi said.

“Yes!” Boehner interjected.

“A man of abiding faith, great heart and deep dedication. John Boehner is truly a gentleman from Ohio,” Pelosi added.

Boehner received 216 votes in his bid to win a third term as speaker.

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