Not a trick, but definitely a treat (for those who grew so tired and appalled of that blatant disrespect of the president while sitting beside his right-hand man and Vice President Joe Biden).
Due to “massive amounts of pressure from conservatives of the Republican party” (by which he is a member), the 61st Speaker of the House John
Bonehead Boehner will be resigning his seat as Speaker of the House effective Halloween eve. (Orange faced meme puns intended).
Via a Boehner aide, Times and NBC New report that after 13 terms in office, Speaker of the House John Boehner is stepping down.
“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.”
Teary eyed at a press conference this afternoon, Boehner officially announced his resignation, telling reporters [his decision] “isn’t about me,” …but was intended to preserve Congress.
John Boehner was first elected to Congress in 1991 and hired to humiliate and disrespect president Obama while cameras shined on him in front of the world to speak and rose as Speaker of the House in 2011. In addition to serving as minority leader from 2007 to 2011 and majority leader from 2006 through 2007, Boehner held positions such as House Committee on Education and Workforce chair.
Boehner was first elected to Congress in 1991. Before rising to his post as Speaker of the House in 2011, he held positions including House Committee on Education and Workforce chair. He served as both a minority leader from 2007 to 2011, and majority leader from 2006 to 2007.
Yesterday he fulfilled his dream to have the Pope address Congress. Pope Francis visited Washington and did just that where too. Boehner, 65, could be seen weeping and wiping his tears. An aide told ABC News: “Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution and, as we saw yesterday with the Holy Father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all.”
Having a spiritual fanboy moment of sorts, Boehner expressed today: “The Pope puts his arm around me and said ‘please pray for me…wow,” said an emotional Boehner.
Although Boehner never seemed to grasp the fact that president Barack Obama was the leader of a country and seemed as though he could never (with a straight face) embrace sitting behind him, the president (referring to Boehner as a “good” man and a “Patriot”) had these kinds words to say about the less than gracious Boehner:
“He cares about America,” Obama said, regarding their many disagreements.
“He has kept his words when he made a commitment, he is somebody who is gracious.”
Get to know John Boehner:
Media Maestro .
Writing Rhinoceros .