[Oklahoma City, OK, September 25, 2015] – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman Mark Hammons regarding the resignation of US House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH):

“Today we want to thank Speaker Boehner for his many years of service to our country. While our party disagreed with the Speaker on many issues, we do wish him and his family the best as he moves on to the next chapter in his life. While the Speaker’s resignation comes as a shock, we firmly believe that this reflects the inherent failure of the extremist Tea Party faction of Republicans in Congress to lead or govern. We call upon our Oklahoma Congressional Delegation to work with Speaker Boehner to help prevent any impending government shutdown and urge them to vote for a Speaker that will work with members of both parties to bring common sense back to the halls of Congress.”