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IN lawmakers respond to Boehner's resignation

Posted at 7:02 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 19:02:26-04

INDIANAPOLIS --  House Speaker John Boehner's resignation announcement caught most people by surprise, including fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill. 

Several lawmakers released statements about his decision. 

"Well, agree with John Boehner or disagree with John Boehner, the American people have seen today why his colleagues -- so many of them love him -- and he puts his country first and treats everyone with dignity and respect and wakes up everyday and tries to do the right things for the right reasons," Rep. Luke Messer said in an interview with RTV6.

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"Frankly, I think he did the right thing for the right reasons today. His announcement gives us an opportunity to come together as a conference and come together as a Congress which I think we need to do now."

Watch the full interview with Rep. Messer in the video player above.