Miss. lawmakers say Boehner’s departure could help GOP

“I believe this is an opportunity to unite the Republican Party once again so we can be effective in our fight to stop this president and his bad policies,” Rep. Steven Palazzo said in a statement. “The American people voted for a Republican majority in Congress. They want to see their conservative voices represented.”…


Republican 3rd District Rep. Gregg Harper called Boehner a “great leader.”

“Speaker Boehner has led the House with honor and integrity and has always fought for a functional, smaller, less burdensome government,” Harper said in a statement. “He is the strongest pro-life speaker in our nation’s history and throughout his career, one of the most conservative members of the House…


Rep. Bennie Thompson, the lone Democrat in Mississippi’s delegation, said Boehner served the country “honorably” in a difficult job.

“He had the tough task of attempting to wrangle a difficult and ideologically extreme Republican caucus,” said Thompson, who represents the 2nd District.

ClarionLedger
9/25/15