Mr Boehner made the decision while praying on Friday morning - a day after hosting Pope Francis at Congress.
House Speaker Boehner resigns from Congress amid 'Conservative Coup' ~ link ~
The combination of another debt limit fight, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, and prospect of another government shutdown tearing his party apart, the GOP just suffered its latest major blow, when news hit that House speaker John Boehner, just 24 hours after getting a visit by none other than the Pope, is folding one last time:
Resignation triggers all-out leadership scramble ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
Boehner's resignation will save Planned Parenthood from being defunded ~ link ~ So this Catholic Speaker, after talking with the Pope, takes a step that will result in Planned Parenthood, deeply involved in the horrific scandal of selling aborted baby parts, continuing to receive massive US taxpayer funding!!! You simply cannot make this crap up! Stirling