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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Santorum on John Boehner, Immigration, and the Pope

GOP presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) spoke exclusively to Breitbart News during Friday’s Values Voter Summit, reacting to the breaking news that House Speaker John Boehner resigned, slammed fellow GOP presidential candidates on immigration, and talked about Pope Francis.

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John Boehner’s Huge Unpopularity Forces His Resignation

On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told GOP legislators he will resign in October. Boehner’s decision was likely prompted by at least 30 House Republicans who had threatened a no-confidence vote, which would leave Boehner in the uncomfortable position of needing Democratic votes to remain in his position.

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Ted Cruz Brings Values Voter Summit Attendees to their Feet Repeatedly

GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) came into the Values Voter Summit with jokes targeting Democrat Hillary Clinton. Cruz asked the crowd, “How many of ya’ll have watched the Republican debates?” He then said it was fantastic that there was such an array of leaders stepping up on the GOP side. “What a contrast, with the Democrats!”

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Crowd Stands and Cheers at News John Boehner Resigned

The audience at the Values Voters Summit cheered and roared when GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced House Speaker John Boehner would resign his position as Speaker of the House at the end of October. “Just a few minutes ago, Speaker Boehner announced that he would be resigning,” Rubio told the audience. The crowd applauded with approval.

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