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Simpson lauds Boehner U.S. House leadership

In this AP file photo Sept. 9, Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, pauses while speaking about his opposition to the Iran deal during a news conference with members of the House Republican leadership on Capitol Hill in Washington.
In this AP file photo Sept. 9, Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, pauses while speaking about his opposition to the Iran deal during a news conference with members of the House Republican leadership on Capitol Hill in Washington.

From Eye on Boise, Congressman Mike Simpson praises resigning House Speaker John Boehner's leadership:

“First, I cannot say strongly enough my gratitude for Speaker Boehner's leadership over the past five years.  Facing challenges that often seemed insurmountable, he has consistently acted with integrity and in the best interest of this nation.  I am confident that history will look kindly on John Boehner's speakership. Leadership on the national stage looks appealing to many, but those who step into his shoes do not have an enviable task ahead.  Good leadership requires wisdom, humility, a willingness to listen to those who might have a different perspective, and the courage to do the right thing. This is especially difficult when you are leading a fractious party and divided nation, but this is how Speaker Boehner led.  I wish my friend well as he finishes his work here and moves on.”



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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