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Published On: Fri, Sep 25th, 2015

John Boehner announces resignation as criticism grows louder

Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, announced on Friday that he would resign from his House seat at the end of October, as Congress moved to avert a government shutdown. Boehner was been under attack for not attempting to stop the Iranian nuclear deal and defunding Planned Parenthood.

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Boehner, who was first elected to Congress in 1990, made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans on Friday morning. He declined to answer questions but said “thank you” when a reporter congratulated him on his retirement.

The Ohio representative, 65, is under scrutiny as President Obama threatens veto over every spending issue, threatening to shutdown government.

“The speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution,” a Boehner aide said. “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 Oct. 30.”

On Thursday evening as he left the Capitol, Boehner told two reporters — one from POLITICO and another from The Washington Post — that he had nothing left to accomplish after he brought Pope Francis to the Capitol.

Boehner had legislated as speaker after a Tea Party wave in the 2010 election swept Republicans into the majority of the House on a call for dramatically curbing federal spending and the role of government.

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