Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the announcement of Speaker Boehner’s resignation:
“Since I first came to Congress in 2007, John has been serving his constituents and his country with unparalleled passion. John has been a leader, mentor, and most of all friend throughout, and I learned not only from his experience but also from his unshakeable faith and principles. It takes profound humility to step down from a position of power, and John’s depth of character is unmatched.
“As our country has weathered difficult times at home and abroad, John has acted as a true statesman, always moving forward with the best interests of the American people close to his heart. He will be missed because there is simply no one else like him.
“Now is the time for our conference to focus on healing and unifying to face the challenges ahead and always do what is best for the American people.”