Friday, September 25, 2015

John Boehner To Resign From Congress At End Of October

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will resign from Congress at the end of October, his office announced on Friday.

In a statement, Boehner's office said that he had only planned to serve in Congress until the end of last year, but changed his plans when former Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat.

Boehner had faced pressure from conservative Republicans over a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, and there were rumors that those members would try and oust Boehner as speaker.

"The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution," his office said in a statement.

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