Meadows' Statement on Speaker Boehner's Retirement
Washington, DC— Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced his retirement from Congress this Friday at a House Republican Conference meeting. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement:
“Speaker Boehner has served honorably during a difficult time for Republicans when the threat of a veto from the White House constantly impedes our legislative agenda. At times I differed with Speaker Boehner on policy or procedural positions, but I commend him for his honorable service, his humility, his undeniable love for his country and his desire to serve this great nation. I look forward to an open and inclusive discussion as the House pursues new leadership. There are critically important issues the House must address in the coming months. It is of the utmost importance that our new leadership reflect the diverse makeup of the House Republican Conference and, ultimately, that the voices of the American people are heard through their elected representatives.
In July, Congressman Mark Meadows filed a Motion to Vacate the Chair, outlining a list of procedural and process-related changes he wished to see from House Republican Leadership. You can read the full text here.