Congressman Steve King Reacts to Boehner's Announcement

Iowa Congressman Steve King has long been a critic of the speaker but today's announcement caught even him by surprise.

A member of our Washington bureau caught up with Congressman King after the Speaker's announcement and found him full of praise for the departing House leader.

"This is the end of an era, but it's the start also of a new beginning," said Representative Steve King. "So I congratulate John Boehner for serving the House of Representatives and the United States of America as Speaker, and I'll say again he's conducted himself honorably and nobly today and especially also yesterday, and created some memories for the entire United States of America. I'll start my operations tomorrow.

Reporter: "For speaker? Are you running for Speaker?"

"No, I'm not running for Speaker, no," said King.