that came to: 3 votes for Rep. Gohmert, 2 for Rep. Yoho, 1 for Sen. Rand Paul, 1 for Sen. Jeff Sessions, 2 for Rep. Jim Jordan (OH), 12 for Rep Daniel Webster --good for him, huh?--and then some other guys). If the challenge to Boehner's position as Speaker was intended to send a message, Boehner is apparently sending a message back.
What's it all mean? I don't know, the year is young. If I was to guess from looking at the names of the guys who got votes in this "rebellion"--I think Formerly Amherst is right and they seem to be mostly anti-illegal immigration folks. With GOP control of both houses of Congress, I don't think it's out of the question that some kind of immigration reform gets passed just because the GOP wanted to be sure they got the border security aspect the way they wanted it. As a liberal, I don't think I like the idea of a "deport everybody" scheme when we do have solid, but undocumented people who otherwise are good citizens in all but the paperwork; but I appreciate the idea that cross-border traffic includes some unpleasant criminal realities we don't want, and that the economy doesn't benefit from "under the table" jobs going to undocumented (which can also mean "unprotected") workers when those businesses should be playing by the rules and hiring on the up and up.
As for the above picture--that is awkward, no? I'm just saying. Minority Leader Pelosi is smiling, but her right hand is kind of saying "Nope". (Or is that just me?)