Jul 10, 2015

House GOP Leaders on Resignation of OPM Director

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the resignation of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta – a departure that comes less than 24 hours after GOP leaders called for President Obama to fire her:

“The resignation of the OPM director does not in any way absolve the president of the responsibility to repair this damage to our national security.   We know from last year’s resignation of the VA secretary that a change in personnel does not always lead to real change.  We applaud the work of Chairman Chaffetz and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and we will hold the president accountable for restoring the public’s confidence.”