Stars React To John Boehner Resigning As House Speaker – See Celebrity Reactions

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Stars React John Boehner

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Stars React John Boehner

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John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress on Friday, revealing that he will give up his position as House Speaker at the end of October. Many stars have taken to Twitter to react to the news. See celebrity reactions below!

Conan O’Brien referred to Boehner meeting Pope Francis on Thursday, joking, “One day after meeting the Pope, House Speaker John Boehner announced he is retiring. How do we get the Pope to meet Donald Trump?” O’Brien’s sidekick Andy Richter tweeted, “I heard that on his last day as Speaker, Boehner is going to kayak out on a stream of his own tears,” mocking Boehner’s habit of tearing up.

Dennis Miller also poked fun at the congressman’s emotional farewell, writing, “Boehner tears up more frequently than a sous chef peeling onions while watching ‘Terms of Endearment’ in a Lasik Surgery recovery room.” Bette Midler tweeted, “John Boehner will step down from Congress at the end of October! Is this Pope Francis’s first miracle?” Michael Moore tweeted a strikingly similar message, “Pope Performs First Miracle on U.S. Soil. John Boehner, House Speaker, Will Resign From Congress.”

Rob Lowe posted a photo of himself and Boehner together, along with the caption, “Funny, he never mentioned it to me!” Meanwhile, Josh Gad joked, “Best of luck to #boehner in his latest endeavor as a brand new shade of orange in the Crayola collection.”

Gossip Cop will update as more stars react to John Boehner stepping down as House Speaker.


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