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. ┬áSpeaking 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: