Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) issued the following statement:

“Speaker Boehner has been a loyal friend to me and my family.  I am grateful for his leadership, his honesty, his servant's heart, and his patriotic willingness to place the interests of the nation, the Congress and the House Republican Conference over his own.  Today, he has shown the kind of humility, class and selflessness that the Pope called all of us to pursue yesterday.  I wish Speaker Boehner Godspeed and best wishes as he now gets to enjoy his new grandson in a well-earned retirement.”