Boehner resigns after meeting with Pope

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from congress at a news conference in the Capitol on Sept. 25. He will officially leave his position at the end of October. Boehner has been speaker since 2011 and in congress since 1991. This decision came after Boehner had a private meeting with Pope Francis the night before. While complaints have been raised by fellow Republicans in regard to Boehner wishing to avert a government shutdown, the decision came as a shock to many. When he made the decision to resign, Boehner did not consult many. “So before … Continue reading Boehner resigns after meeting with Pope