Break open the keg… Speaker Boehner dramatically announced his resignation from Congress today – the day after weeping as the Pope addressed a joint session of the House. Maybe the Pope’s visit wasn’t so irritating after all.
The Republican leader, 65, revealed his decision at a conference of party representatives this morning.
He will leave Congress at the end of next month, Congressman Patrick Svitek, who was at the meeting, revealed.
Boehner, a devout Catholic, had been moved to tears by the presence of the leader of the religion, who he had personally invited to the unprecedented joint address yesterday.
Entrenched in a fight with conservative lawmakers in his chamber who were plotting to have him tossed out as Speaker, today Boehner announced that he was quitting Congress altogether.
The aide said Boehner didn’t intend to serve another term in Congress – but then his No. 2, Majority Leader Eric Canter, unexpectedly lost his primary last summer, throwing the line of succession into chaos.
‘The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution,’ the aide said, and so he’s decided it’s time to go.
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Source:: Patriot Outdoor News