Speaker John Boehner always considered himself a regular guy who was given the chance to do a big job. Throughout his 25-year House career and reign as Speaker, he certainly rose to the occasion. His legacy leaves behind a strong record of conservative accomplishments and lifetime achievements.
I always thought that Speaker Boehner did everything he could to give us the best chance to stand up to President Obama and advance a conservative agenda, and he proved time and time again his ability to strike a deal and work out the differences in his own party.
There are certainly big shoes to fill but I am confident that the bench is plenty deep for a new leader to emerge at the helm of the House of Representative. Kevin McCarthy has proven to be a more than capable Majority Leader and would make an impressive choice for the job as someone who could lead the Republican Party and House.
As John moves on to the next chapter in his life, I wish him and his family the best of luck and success in whatever comes next. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.