FIRST ELECTED IN 1990, BOEHNER WILL NOT FINISH CURRENT TERM
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 25, 2015) — Major media are reporting on Friday morning that Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner has tendered his resignation not only from the speakership, but also from Congress, effective at the end of next month.
Boehner became Speaker in early 2011 after the November 2010 elections gave the House a Republican majority.
The New New York Times is reporting that the 65-year-old representative from Ohio “was trying to craft a solution to keep the government open through the rest of the year, but was under pressure from a growing base of conservatives who told him that they would not vote for a bill that did not defund Planned Parenthood,” a purported women’s health organization funded for years by Congress but recently exposed as having engaged in the business of selling body parts from extracted fetuses, including some who may have been alive when their organs were harvested.
CNN reported that Boehner faced increasing pressure from fellow Republicans to take a harder line against Planned Parenthood and other issues. In January, just after the new Congress was seated, a group of Republicans sought to replace Boehner, with several running against him for the nomination.
According to Maricopa County Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo, whose team found that Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form are “computer-generated forgeries,” Boehner was responsible for blocking any investigation by Congress that might have taken place over the last several years.
According to The Times, Boehner had an opportunity to meet with Pope Francis privately on Thursday in addition to the pontiff’s address to Congress at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Boehner informed his Republican colleagues at an unspecified time this morning of his decision.
Boehner was facing a primary challenge from John Winteregg, who unsuccessfully challenged Boehner for the seat in Ohio’s eighth Congressional District in 2014. Boehner has served in Congress since his election in 1990.
Winteregg strongly opposes continued funding of Planned Parenthood.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.