Go-Slow Urged on Republican Elections to Replace Boehner

  • Roskam of Illinois says House lawmakers need time to reflect
  • Leadership posts up for grabs after speaker's surprise move

Representative Peter Roskam speaks during a news conference in Washington on May 31, 2012.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

At least some Republicans in the House of Representatives want to take a few deep breaths before electing new leadership following Speaker John Boehner’s unexpected announcement Friday that he is stepping down.

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