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USA: House Speaker Boehner weeps as he announces he's stepping down

101 25.09.2015 Инфо

US House Speaker John Boehner announced he is to "resign from the speakership and resign from Congress at the end of October," in an announcement to press in Washington DC, Friday. Boehner found it hard to hold back his emotions, as he said he didn't want to questions over his leadership to do damage to the institution. The speaker revealed that a recent meeting with Pope Francis was partly behind his decision. The Pontiff seemingly inspired him to live by the golden rule. Boehner's understanding was that "you do the rights things, for the right reasons, the right things will happen." Boehner resignation comes as he has found it increasing hard to manage a growing faction of rebellious Republican conservative back-benchers, who have been critical of his leadership.