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Friday, September 25, 2015

John Boehner resigns as US speaker after fulfilling 20-yr dream



Today, Friday, September 25, 2015, the Speaker of the United States House of Representative, Mr. John Boehner resigned his position after fulfilling a 20 year old dream, reports ITRealms.

Mr. Boehner while announcing his exit from the one of the high office in the United States, said he never expected to be in the Congress of his country and sees himself as fortunate enough to have been elevated to the position of speaker since 2011. 

“I never thought I’d be in Congress, let alone be speaker,” he was quoted as declaring by New York Times.

According to him, his meeting with the visiting Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis before Thursday address to the congress was a life dream fulfilled.

ITRealms recalls that Mr. Boehner’s resignation came within 24 hours after a private chat with Pope Francis during his visit to the Capitol, which culminated in the fulfilling his longlife dream of getting Pope to address the joint US Congress.

Close sources to the now former Speaker said, “The announcement came just a day after Pope Francis visited the Capitol, fulfilling a 20-year dream for Mr. Boehner.” 

The 65 year old Legislator represents the people of Ohio, and was reported to had struggled most of his tenure as speaker due to several challenges of divided government which makes it had for smooth running of the affairs of the state, moreso from his conservative Republican members.

Also, New York Times reported that lately, Mr. Boehner was under pressure over defund Planned Parenthood bill.

Political analysts, have said that with Mr. Boehner’s announcement could count as lessening the chance of a government shutdown next week in the United States. They posited that Republican leaders will now push for a short-term funding measure to keep the government operating.

John Boehner, ITRealms gathered, is the son of a tavern owner from a large Catholic family, who had a private audience with Pope Francis before the Pontiff addressed Congress on Thursday.

Mr. Boehner has been in the House since 1990.
 
+Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)
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