February 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the passing of Former House Minority Leader Bob Michel (R-IL):

“Bob Michel was a gentleman and a statesman who served our nation with dignity, honesty, distinction and grace both in our armed forces and in public office.  He was a man of great dignity and great character, and a great friend.  Debbie and I offer our prayers and deepest sympathies to the Michel family and the people of his beloved Illinois.”

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