John Boehner was so thrilled to meet Pope Francis when he appeared before Congress, that he may have made a life-altering decision based on his holiness’ inspirational words of peace. What was John’s REAL reason for early resignation?
John Boehner, 65, made a shocking admission during the press conference dressing his resignation from his chair as House Speaker: he was inspired to leave his position early after meeting personally with Pope Francis! Well, it certainly sounded like that! John was visibly shaken during the press event as he explained to reporters why he was evacuating the position he’s held for so long.
Call it holy intervention, call it the word of the Lord, call it whatever you want! “This morning I woke up, said my prayers, and paid my dues,” John told reporters on the afternoon of Friday, September 25.
John said his meeting with Pope Francis after his historic address to a joint session of Congress made him reflect on his words regarding the “Golden Rule” — and his own life. It certainly sounded like he was crediting his Holiness for the early departure, doesn’t it?
Everyone gets inspired by meeting their heroes, and encouraged to do what they feel is right. John is the politician who invited Pope Francis to speak in front of Congress in the first place; he must be a devout follower of his message!
A reporter in the audience asked John point blank if he was saying that meeting with the pope was what made him step down, but John replied in the negative; he said he had been planning this move for some time. Strange that he would reference Pope Francis at all then, right?
John will be leaving his role as House Speaker in Congress at the end of October 2015. HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that John is stepping down?
— Samantha Wilson