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John Boehner


25 Sep, 2015

Boehner resigns as House speaker and will give up his House seat:

My first job as speaker is to protect the institution. It had become clear to me that this prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable harm to the institution…This morning I woke up, said my prayers, as I always do, and thought ‘this is the day I am going to do this’.