Boehner resigning from Congress

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WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.

Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood in a bill to keep the government open.

Boehner resigning from Congress


WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed Republicans that he would step down at the end of October.

Rep. John Mica said Friday that Boehner “just does not want to become the issue. Some people have tried to make him the issue both in Congress and outside.”

Boehner took over the speakership in January 2011.

 

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  • Governmentsuxs

    Now he just needs to be replace by a real conservative not a whiny RINO who cries in his beer.

  • Laddyboy

    ‘j.boehner’ and ‘m.mcconnell’ ARE the issue. They both lied to America. They kept saying to America, I will not surrender to ‘b.obama/soetero/davis. Then at the last moment they BOTH went along with the DemocRATic party line. I am glad ‘j’ is gone now ‘m’ needs to resign.
    CONGRESS: Choose wisely. We The People ARE watching.

  • TxGirl4Liberty

    McConnell needs to be next. Unfortunately, the end of October is still long enough for Boehner to do more damage…

    • Lance Lucius

      Perhaps his putrid politics will end him also, someone is willing to show the dirt on Boehner, why not on this POS also?

  • Lance Lucius

    Glad to see it, but one question: Who has enough on him to make him do this? There must be tons of dirt, and I for one, would like to see it.

    • Patriot47

      His support melted away. The call for a no confidence vote chased him out. His choice was resign or get fired.
      Be very wary of his replacement. queen skippy still has plenty of time left to finish sinking the ship of state.

  • Lance Lucius

    Trey Gowdy would be a nice fit for his replacement.

    • Hotnike

      I agree TOTALLY!

    • Dorrie

      Love him, but he’s too busy prosecuting Hilary and needs to do a very good job of it!

  • bmain19

    Anyone else a little leary of this? Something a bit suspicious here?

    • Ed Wade

      More thgan a little. He had no choice. It was probably “resign or be Breitbarted.”

    • ThereAintNoJustice

      The main problem I see is that when something sounds too good to be true…. Well, you get my drift. The only one I’d trust at this point is a true Conservative.. a Tea Party favorite and I’m not a member or necessarily a fan of everything the Tea Party supports. The establishment GOP nor the Libertarians are not to be trusted not to procrastinate.

  • Rick Staylor

    Now Obomber Please Quit

  • Bonny McDaniel

    Great day in the mornin’! Now, as they say, get McConnell out of there…that’s what we all voted for in the last election and dumb party members voted them in.

  • Patriot47

    Seven years late. We needed a conservative to oppose the muzzie in chief, not a RINO.

  • Phoebe

    So, he takes his ill gotten money and runs to his secret hideout. PP is a huge issue, but he has lots more blood on his hands from the many deals he has made, while, lying to the American citizens on many levels. Maybe he won’t have to keep over tanning himself to keep up with the president. True colors and all.

  • progun2

    He should now have enough free time to hunt for his spine.

  • Ed Wade

    So that’s how they’re going to play it. I had him stepping off an upper floor balcony somewhere.

  • Dorrie

    I wish he’d take McConnell WITH him!

  • KKiekow

    McConnell should be next. Both were voted into office on the promise that they would shut down Obamacare, control spending, etc. They are a part of the problem we face today. So afraid that if they stand up to their promises they won’t be reelected into office by the Democrats. They should have run under that party ticket. Embarrassing…

  • phyrfitr

    As long as he GOES and takes pelosi and turkey neck with him all three have made a mockery of what the people sent them there for in the first place, REPRESENTATION!

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Good riddance to a wimpy crybaby who has no place in a conservative congress. This clown is just about 0bama’s patsy, caving on every issue the PEOPLE care about.

  • frisky901

    I wonder if He is involved in one of Hillary’s scandals

  • frankenbiker

    Good for him, and us. It seems the far right conservatives have won this battle. He saw the writing on the wall and knew he couldn’t win a no confidence vote. He and McConnel have sided with the great goatfcker all along and lied to their constituents, and the conservative base of the GOP. Now if we can keep a RINO from taking his place.