Embattled Speaker Boehner announces resignation, Rep. McCarthy likely replacement

Embattled Speaker Boehner announces resignation, Rep. McCarthy likely replacement

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has announced today that he will resign from Congress and give up his house seat at the end of October. It’s no secret that Speaker Boehner had a hard time wrangling the GOP caucus. Next week the House is scheduled to vote on a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood in addition to a government spending bill to keep the government open.

President Obama has already indicated that he would veto any bill that strips funding from Planned Parenthood.

Reuters is reporting that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California would be a likely replacement for Speaker Boehner.

Photo credit: John Boehner by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

 

 

 

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