(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner is resigning as the top House Republican and from Congress at the end of October, two House Republicans said.
Boehner announced his decision to colleagues Friday morning.
The abrupt decision comes after he faced heavy pressure from conservatives in his party to take a harder line on their causes.
NBC News has confirmed that Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of October.
Stay with WSAV for the latest on this developing story.