Speaker Boehner on the President's Decision to Rename Mount McKinley | Speaker.gov

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on President Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley:

“There is a reason President McKinley’s name has served atop the highest peak in North America for more than 100 years, and that is because it is a testament to his great legacy.  McKinley served our country with distinction during the Civil War as a member of the Army.  He made a difference for his constituents and his state as a member of the House of Representatives and as Governor of the great state of Ohio.  And he led this nation to prosperity and victory in the Spanish-American War as the 25th President of the United States.  I’m deeply disappointed in this decision.”