It appears many conservatives just got their wish: John Boehner is retiring from Congress.
Politico reported Friday the Ohio Republican Speaker of the House announced in a closed door meeting with Republicans that he is retiring at the end of October.
A statement, read on Fox News by producer Chad Pergram, said “The speaker believes that his first job as speaker is to protect the institution.”
“He believes that putting members through a prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution,” the statement said.
According to Fox News, the move comes as pressure mounted from conservatives to defund Planned Parenthood.
This story is developing.
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