Bye bye Boehner

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Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner says he leaves his post with no regrets as he delivers his final remarks before resigning. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Bye bye Boehner


Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner got emotional as he addressed collegues for the final time before resigning.

“I leave with no regrets, no burdens. If anything, I leave the way I started, just a regular guy, humbled by the chance to do a big job,” said Boehner.

Boehner entered the House chamber with a box of tissues and at times dabbed tears from his eyes as he made his final remarks.

He had words of encouragement for Congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican’s choice to be the next speaker.

“There’s a difference between being asked to do something and being called to do something. Paul is being called. I know he’ll serve with grace and with energy and I want to wish him and his family all the best,” said Boehner.

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