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DeWeese was the first to nominate a candidate for speaker and he picked Rep. Dennis O'Brien (R., Phila.) apparently believing he could muster enough support from GOP members to take the gavel.
"We live in interesting times," said DeWeese, who until this weekend was in line to become speaker himself. "We certainly do not want 12 more years of the status quo," he added to loud support from the Democratic side of the aisle. "We want that aisle not to be a dividing line. We want it to be a place that we walk over and great each other."