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.
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.