Boehner expected to remain House speaker until successor elected: Dent
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner is expected to remain in the top position in the House until his successor is elected, fellow Republican Representative Charlie Dent said on Thursday.
Last month, Boehner said he would resign the post as well as his seat in the chamber on Oct. 30. But on Thursday the election for the next speaker was postponed after the leading contender, current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, abruptly withdrew as a candidate.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Will Dunham)