Fiorina: Boehner Was Right To Resign, His ‘Season Was Coming To An End’ (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Sunday that she thought John Boehner’s time as House Speaker was up and that he had made the correct decision to step down.

Boehner announced Friday that he was stepping down from his position at the end of October.

“It was my plan to only serve as Speaker until the end of last year, but I stayed on to provide continuity to the Republican Conference and the House,” Boehner said in a statement. “It is my view, however, that prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution.”

NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Fiorina Sunday whether she thought Boehner made the correct decision.

“Well I do,” she responded. “I think every leader has a season. And I think John Boehner’s season was coming to an end, and he understood that. And I hope now that we will move on and have leadership in both the House and the Senate that will produce results.”

“I think leaders produce results. And I think Republicans are quite frustrated, having worked very hard, to restore historic majorities to the House and a majority to the Senate, but there haven’t been a lot of results,” she continued.

Watch some of the interview from NBC:

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