Palmetto Sunrise: S.C.'s role in Boehner's challenge

In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

COLUMBIA - Two of South Carolina's representatives on Capitol Hill were drafted to play a role in what has been dubbed an embarrassment to the GOP takeover of Congress and to House Speaker John Boehner's leadership.

Most of the Palmetto State's delegation declined to join the pack of some 25 renegade Republicans who opposed Boehner staying in charge, The Post and Courier's Schuyler Kropf reported. But U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Laurens, called out fellow Congressman Trey Gowdy's name during the roll-call vote. And U.S. Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., called on Duncan's name for speaker.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-Columbia, cast his symbolic vote for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for speaker.

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