Thompson Issues Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Retirement Announcement

Sep 25, 2015

Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today released the following statement on the upcoming retirement of House Speaker John Boehner:

"I was present earlier today when Speaker Boehner announced before the House Republican Conference that he would be resigning from Congress at the end of October.

“Over the few years I have been in Congress, I have greatly appreciated John Boehner's sincerity, candor and friendship.

“I say to my fellow Republicans, let's not forget John Boehner's pivotal role in bringing our party to the most significant majority since World War II.

“Also, let's not squander the opportunity provided to us by the American people to advance conservative principles in a unified House.

“My hope for all Americans is to remember Speaker Boehner's service in Congress as that of a statesman from Ohio, a gentleman of humble beginnings, son of a bartender, who through hard work and perseverance honorably served his country in one of the highest capacities.

“John Boehner's story is the story of America, where hard work and determination can go a long way. It should serve as an example for people from all walks of life – that those who wish to make themselves and their country a better place can do it right here in America. I wish the Speaker the best of luck in the next chapter of his story.”