Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday that he admired House Speaker John Boehner for his “tenacity.”
Boehner announced Friday that he would resign from his post at the end of October.
“Well, John has had an impossibly difficult job trying to reconcile the conservative wing of his caucus with the extreme, extreme right wing of his caucus that really will not do anything and pass any legislation that Barack Obama will sign,” Sanders said.
“It’s an impossible job,” he added. “And I admire John for his tenacity and hanging in there for five tough years.”