Hoyer on Blunt’s Resignation as House Republican Whip

For Immediate Release:

November 6, 2008

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) today released the following statement on Rep. Roy Blunt's decision not to seek reelection as House Republican Whip:

 

“I am sorry to learn that Congressman Roy Blunt will not be seeking reelection as House Republican Whip. For years, Roy has been a good friend of mine. In an increasingly partisan Washington, he is one of those legislators who enjoy genuine friendships on the other side of the aisle—and I know I’m not the only Democrat sorry to see him leave his party’s leadership. Although we often disagree on policy, I always appreciate his willingness to work together to seek common ground, to making this branch of government work, and to achieving principled, bipartisan compromise. I look forward to working with Representative Blunt in the new Congress.

 

“Congressman Blunt earned our respect with his civility and constructive contributions to the work of this House. I sincerely hope that his successors in the Republican leadership will follow his example.”
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