Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Speaker Boehner Stepping Down

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on Speaker John Boehner’s announcing his resignation.

“We wish Speaker Boehner the best as he moves on and tackles the next phase in his life, and we look forward to a spirited campaign to succeed him in the House.

“The Speaker’s resignation is the clearest sign yet that the extremist wing of the Republican Party has taken over, created chaos and refused to govern. Particularly in the wake of the Pope’s address yesterday, it’s time for reasonable minds from both parties to come together, end politics as usual and get back to work on the issues that matter — but that looks less likely than ever given the current dysfunction in the Republican Party.”