Trump, Fiorina, Cruz Welcome Boehner’s Resignation

“It’s a good thing,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says of John Boehner’s announcement that he’s resigning. “I think it’s time for him, it’s probably time for the party, it’s time for everybody.”

  • Carly Fiorina: Boehner’s “doing the right thing” by stepping aside and she looks “forward to a conservative leader for the House”
  • Marco Rubio: “The time has come to turn the page and allow a new generation of leadership”
  • Jeb Bush: “John Boehner dedicated his life to public service. Bringing the Holy Father to Congress was a fitting cap to a great career”
  • Ted Cruz: “The American people are waking up, and help is on the way”
  • John Kasich: Boehner “leaves a legacy of unparalleled integrity and steady, mature leadership during difficult times that will be a model for future Speakers”
  • Chris Christie: “He’s a good man and I wish him well”
  • Lindsey Graham: Boehner “has always tried to bring about change in the best interests of our nation and party” and he “understands the responsibility which comes from governing”
  • Bobby Jindal: “This Congress has been a disaster” as it has “failed to fight for conservative values”
  • Rick Santorum: Boehner has “changed a bit” and it’s “time to start a new chapter”

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