Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Irvine. Photo via Walters office
Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Irvine. Photo via Walters office
Two Orange County Republican members of Congress are sorry to hear of House Speaker John Boehner’s plans to resign next month.

Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Irvine, said Boehner’s departure will leave a “tremendous void in Congress.”

Boehner “has led our country and the Republican conference with distinction and honor,” Walters said. “He has worked tirelessly to move our country forward and to build a historic majority in the House. … I thank him for his dedicated service and leadership, and wish him all the best in is next stage of life.”

Rep. Ed Royce, R-Brea, said Boehner “has led the House through the toughest times our country has ever faced and did so with poise, patience and an unmatched grace. He will be sorely missed. I thank John for his service to our nation and wish him and Debbie all the best moving forward.”

In a surprise announcement Friday, one day after a successful meeting with the Pope, Boehner said he’ll give up his leadership post and resign from Congress by the end of October. The House GOP has often seen disagreements among its members over numerous policies.

— City News Service

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