BREAKING: Boehner To Resign From Congress

WOW. The New York Times: “Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood in a bill to keep the government open.” Teabagistan is going to explode in utter joy. Story developing…

UPDATE: The Hill reports.

“Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution and, as we saw yesterday with the Holy Father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all,” a Boehner aide said. The aide said Boehner had only been planning to serve through the end of last year, but decided to stay on after then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) suffered a stunning primary loss. “The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution,” the aide said. “He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his Speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution, he will resign the Speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30.” Boehner’s decision comes as Congress struggles to find a way to fund the government.