Contact Us
Make My Homepage

VIDEO: Boehner resigning, but says he wasn’t pushed out

In announcing his resignation as House Speaker Friday, John Boehner told reporters he wasn’t pushed out — but that “prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution.

“Listen, I feel good about what I’ve done. I know that I’ve, every day, tried to do the right things for the right reason, and tried to do the right thing for the country,” he said, as seen in the CNBC video above.

Boehner, who plans to stay in the role until the end of October, said he didn’t plan to “stay around here and do nothing,” as Congress faces a potential government shutdown over disputes with President Obama over Planned Parenthood funding in government spending bill.

He said he wouldn’t describe his attitude as “having had enough.” Other conservative leaders have reportedly been considering whether to oust the House Speaker — who has often found himself at odds with the more dogmatic members of his own party.

“When you’re the speaker of the House your number one responsibility is to the institution,” he said. “And having a vote like this in the institution I don’t think is very healthy.”

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.