Wyoming congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says that while she's received a fair amount of criticism from state residents for voting to elect Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) as house speaker earlier this month, she had little real choice.

Lummis says the real election came during a Republican Caucus vote in November, when Boehner had no opposition.

She says the vote earlier this month was mostly a formality, adding voting against Boehner at that point would have had serious repercussions for both herself and Wyoming.

''I would have been stuck scrubbing toilets in the basement of the Rayburn building for two years" Lummis says, adding "and Wyoming would have lost it's voice" in congress.

She says that's especially true because she is Wyoming's lone representative in the U.S. House.

Lummis says she often disagrees with Boehner, and wishes there had been someone else to vote for in the November caucus.