Rand Paul On Boehner Resignation

“A step in the right direction” is how Republican presidential candidate and Senator Rand Paul characterized House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation announcement.  Speaking at campaign town hall in Salem, New Hampshire, Senator Paul criticized Congressional Republicans for failing to change federal spending and characterized Boehner’s departure as a product of frustration on that by voters and some Congressional Republicans.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Paul disclaimed any interest in a specific candidate to replace Boehner.

Here are excerpts of Paul’s comments during the town hall and from a brief press Q&A: