Break open the keg… Speaker Boehner dramatically announced his resignation from Congress today – the day after weeping as the Pope addressed a joint session of the House. Maybe the Pope’s visit wasn’t so irritating after all.
Boehner had been warring with the right wing of his party, led into battle by Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina and a group of aligned lawmakers calling themselves the House Freedom Caucus.
Members of the group wanted GOP leadership to back a plan to defund Planned Parenthood that was almost certain to result in a government shutdown.
Congress must approve a set of spending bills by September 30, or all non-essential government personnel will be set home and government agencies will be shuttered until the crisis resolves itself.
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