Boehner to stay until House votes to replace him

Oct 8, 2015 2:19 PM by News Staff

Speaker John Boehner says he will serve in the top leadership post until the House votes to elect his successor.

In the tumult after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's withdrawal from the race, Boehner issued a statement reiterating his previous pledge. Boehner had said last month that he would resign from the House at the end of October.

The Ohio Republican said that he will announce a date for a new election, and added that he was confident that the House would elect a new speaker in the coming weeks.

The full House was scheduled to vote on the matter Oct. 29.


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