House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will resign at the end of October, shaking up the leadership of the Congress.
Boehner has been under constant criticism from conservatives, who have demanded a more confrontational approach to President Barack Obama. The latest flashpoint is the desire to stop federal financing of Planned Parenthood, which some conservatives insist be tied to any measure keeping the government open when appropriations expire Sept. 30.
Boehner had signed onto an alternative plan that would allow the government to stay open, and give conservatives a separate vote on Planned Parenthood funding, which ultimately would fail with an Obama veto.
When U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced at the Value Voters Summit this morning that Boehner would be resigning it drew cheers and a standing ovation from the crowd.
Here is Boehner's Truth-O-Meter record from PolitiFact.
Here is the reaction from the South Florida Congressional delegation and other political figures (this post will be updated):