House Speaker John Boehner, 65, will retire at the end of October, ending a five-year tenure above the House of Representatives.
The 65-year-old had plans to leave Congress at the end of 2014 but returned because of the Eric Cantor, according to Politico.
John Boehner stated:
“The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution. 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.”
Boehner claims that he has zero left to accomplish or achieve after he brought Pope Francis to the Capitol. When asked if he was resigning, Boehner laughed before exiting into an awaiting vehicle, Thursday evening.
The speaker’s time within the five years is an unforgettable one tenure will be remembered for the odd relationship with President Barack Obama. Despite the complicated tenure, thanks to Boehner the free-trade deal was passed by Congress.
With determination, the speaker will push through a government-funding bill to fund Planned Parenthood.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is greatly expected to serve as the next speaker.
Although there is a major unrest in the House Republican ranks–several conservatives have continuously battles with more “establishment” Republican types, according to Politico.