Boehner’s Exit Plan: Pass Obama’s Agenda
On Friday morning, Speaker of the House announced that he would be leaving Congress on the day before Halloween. Presumably, he already has a gig booked the next night as a pumpkin.
While the media suggest that Boehner’s ouster came as a surprise, it came as no surprise to readers of Breitbart, who learned from Matt Boyle yesterday that Boehner would not be able to retain his speakership “without Democratic votes.” Boyle reported:
The day after Pope Francis addressed the Congress for the first time—in front of a teary-eyed Boehner—the Speaker had planned to move forward by bringing forth a resolution to vacate the chair, then holding a vote for his reelection intended to prove he had widespread support in the GOP conference….Boehner quickly learned again that he does not have enough support in the House GOP conference to win re-election and called off still-preliminary plans to hold the vote on Friday.