North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, who has been rallying Republicans to find a replacement for House Speaker John Boehner, released a complimentary statement shortly after Boehner announced he would resign by November, and urged the replacement Speaker to support the conservative minority in the GOP.
“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.