WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC-07) today released the following statement in regards to the resignation of Speaker of the House, John Boehner:

“John Boehner is a good and decent man, who shouldered great responsibility during difficult times in our country.  He has led with allegiance to our conference, our government, and most importantly, the American people. 

“During his time as Speaker of the House, he has helped create the biggest Republican majority in 85 years.  I am thankful for his leadership and certainly wish him luck in his future endeavors.

“I ask the public to please pray for our conference as we select our next leadership team.  My hope is that our leadership team will take the reins to create bold solutions and move our country forward.”