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Celebs React to John Boehner Resigning as House Speaker

Celebs React to John Boehner Resigning as House Speaker

Celebs are speaking out after it was revealed that House Speaker John Boehner will be resigning from Congress.

The 65-year-old Republican, who was first elected to Congress in 1990, will give up his seat at the end of October, according to the New York Times.

“My mission every day is to fight for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government. Over the last five years, our majority has advanced conservative reforms that will help our children and their children. I am proud of what we have accomplished,” Boehner said in a statement.

“The first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution that we all love. It was my plan to only serve as Speaker until the end of last year, but I stayed on to provide continuity to the Republican Conference and the House. It is my view, however, that prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution. To that end, I will resign the Speakership and my seat in Congress on October 30,” he continued. “Today, my heart is full with gratitude for my family, my colleagues, and the people of Ohio’s Eighth District. God bless this great country that has given me – the son of a bar owner from Cincinnati – the chance to serve.”

Read what celebs are saying about the resignation below!

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