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N.J. Rep. Garrett, who opposed Speaker Boehner, looks for new leadership


Rep. Garrett: Boehner Resignation Is Surprising (Bloomberg News)

By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, one of the few House Republicans who voted against re-electing John Boehner as speaker, said he would “look forward” to electing a new leader of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.

“The American people are frustrated with Washington, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the people’s House to select leadership that expands opportunity for all, puts hardworking American families first, and has strong principles that represent everyone,” said Garrett (R-5th Dist.).

Garrett praised Boehner (R-Ohio), who announced his resignation Friday, as “a dedicated public servant”  and wished him “all the best as he begins his next endeavor in life.”

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