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G.K. Butterfield

House Democrats react to Boehner resignation

WASHINGTON While House Republicans were still digesting the news that Speaker John A. Boehner would be stepping down at the end of October, House Democrats were quickly getting in on the action.

In official statements, news conferences and hallway interviews, members of the minority party could barely contain their schadenfreude.

"The speaker announcing his resignation that resignation of the speaker is a stark indication of the disarray of the House Republicans," Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said at her weekly news conference.

"There's been an insurrection," said Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield,...