October 22, 2021

House Speaker John Boehner to Resign From Congress!

House Speaker John Boehner to resign from Congress House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill June 18, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

House Speaker John Boehner will step down from Congress at the end of October, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes confirms.

The Republican leader has come under fire from conservatives in the House GOP conference over whether or not to risk shutting down the government over Planned Parenthood funding.

“The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution,” an aide for Boehner told CBS. “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.”