• Boehner IS OUT: Resigning From Congress In October

    House Speaker John Boehner will give up his speaker gavel and resign from Congress at the end of October, aides in his office told The New York Times Friday.

    The full statement:

    “Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution and, as we saw yesterday with the Holy Father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all,” his aides said in a statement.

    “The Speaker’s plan was to serve only through the end of last year.  Leader Cantor’s loss in his primary changed that calculation. The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution.”

    “He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his Speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution, he will resign the Speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30.”

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