Mr. Dent said there had been “a lot of sadness in the room” when Mr. Boehner made his announcement to colleagues, and he blamed the House’s hard-right members, who he said were unwilling to govern. “It’s clear to me that the rejectionist members of our conference clearly had an influence on his decision,” Mr. Dent said. “That’s why I’m not happy about what happened today. We still have important issues to deal with, and this will not be easier for the next guy.”
“The early reports are discouraging,” Mr. Cruz said. “If it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of this year, to fund The Affordable Care Act, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund implementation of this Iran deal, and then presumably to land a cushy K Street job after joining with the Democrats to implement all of President Obama’s priorities, that is not the behavior one would expect from a Republican speaker of the House.”
John Boehner is the current Speaker of the House, the most powerful position in the House of Representatives. He's the leader of the Republicans and has been working hard to not shutdown the government. It is clear however that his caucus wants to shut the government down again and has had an adverse effect on the speaker.
With this move, the government is unlikely to shutdown (since Boehner can just say "shove it", push the budget forward and not have to worry about criticism anymore). To see the rejectionists within the Republican Party grow this powerful however makes me scared for the future of our country. John Boehner's parting blow will keep the government functioning... but what about the next crisis?
The Debt Limit needs to be raised again come November. The imminent October shutdown has likely been averted due to Boehner's actions. But we're not out of the woods yet...