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Speaker John Boehner Will Resign From Congress

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posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:00 AM
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WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, throwing Congress into chaos as it tries to avert a government shutdown. Mr. Boehner made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans on Friday morning.


One has to wonder how much Pope Francis's visit to Congress may have played a part in this decision. It's said that he read the prayer of St. Francis to the GOP members in attendance at the meeting. While hosting the Pope yesterday Boehner could be seen overcome with emotion and fighting back tears.

Apparently it's thought he has been under extraordinary pressure over his handling of the budget and the potentiall government shut as it relates to the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

The timing is just so interesting.


edit on 9/25/2015 by kosmicjack because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:02 AM
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I'm a bit surprised that he didn't wait until the Pope left, because this is going to steal some of the news attention. That being said, as a conservative, I couldn't be happier to see this spineless wimp pack up and go home.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:03 AM
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Already posted

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posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: vor78

I really am surprised as well. Kind of rude?

I wondered is if the timing is unavoidably necessary specifically because of the budget debate, electing a new Speaker, etc.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Hey thanks! I checked too - WTH!? I'll alert the other staff to close and redirect.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: kosmicjack
Sorry KJ!
It also happens to me all the time after checking .



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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Looks like the recent visit is making him question stuff.






posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
Already posted

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And, closed.



posted on Sep, 25 2015 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

Could you ask them to close mine, too? I didn't find it in search, either.

Or, I guess you could close it? www.abovetopsecret.com...



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