U.S. House Speaker Boehner to resign as Speaker, quit Congress in October

September 25, 2015 2:03 PM

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U.S. House Speaker Boehner to resign as Speaker, quit Congress in October

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who has repeatedly been challenged by the conservative wing of his Republican Party, told his rank and file he will resign from the top House job at the end of October, Representative John Mica told reporters on Friday.

The representative said that Mr. Boehner decided to resign to try to avoid further tumult within the Republican party.

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