Conservatives will not be saddened by the news that Speaker of the House John Boehner is stepping down. The 13-term Ohio Republican has been ineffectual in his leadership role.
Most recently, his inability to stop the Iran deal from going through or defund Planned Parenthood has placed the often tearful Ohio congressman at odds with many in the Republican Party. His unexpected announcement is not a retirement but a resignation.
The New York Times broke the news of the announcement that Boehner is stepping down at the end of October. This comes a day after he was successful in getting the pope to address congress, something he has strived to do for twenty years.