"I didn't know how it was going to turn out," Huelskamp says. "In this town, the intimidation and pressure was intense. There were a lot of people who wanted to vote no."
Huelskamp says the conservative colleagues who posed a threat to Boehner's speakership were whipped hard.
"I think the arm twisting was very intense. Committee assignments were threatened, " Huelskamp says. "Folks who received money from the NRCC were warned they may not receive that money again."