|Allen West: "I ain't even in Congress anymore, but a brotha is still influencing folks"|
More: "Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., cast the other vote for Allen. Broun told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his vote was also about a need to shake up congressional leadership. 'After careful consideration, I opted to cast my vote for a new speaker of the House,' Broun reportedly told the Journal-Constitution. 'Speaker Boehner is a good man and a good friend, but under his leadership this Congress has failed to address the root of our nation’s fiscal crisis — the out-of-control spending in Washington. My hope was that we could elect a new speaker, so the 113th Congress would be forced to get serious about cutting spending and restoring prosperity to the American economy and people.'"