While everyone credits House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) with following the “Hastert Rule” by refusing to bring up legislation that isn’t supported by the majority of the GOP, the man for whom the rule got his name says the very term is "a misnomer."

“Lookit, the Hastert rule didn’t exist,” former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) said in an interview Thursday. “What happened is you lined up 218 votes.”