- The Washington Times - Friday, September 25, 2015

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the resignation announcement “a stark indication of the disarray” of House Republicans and a demonstration of their “obsession with shutting down government at the expense of women’s health and a sign of the failure of the House Republicans to be willing to engage in dialogue for the good of the American people and for us to move forward.”

At her weekly press conference, Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, called the resignation “seismic” for the House but said it does not diminish or undermine Pope Francis’s address to Congress Thursday and that the House still has work to do to fund the government past Sept. 30.

“The American people are even now more closely what happens here because they’ve seen a speaker step down because those in his caucus are demanding a shutdown of government unless there’s a defunding of Planned Parenthood,” she said.

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