Conservatives rejoice over John Boehner's resignation: "Treated other Republicans like jackasses"

The far right drove Boehner from office. Now it's taking a victory lap on social media

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published September 25, 2015 6:05PM (EDT)

  (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)
(Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

Embattled House Speaker John Boehner announced his surprise resignation from Congress this morning and conservatives who have hounded him for nearly his entire five-year reign as speaker took to Twitter to express their unabashed joy.

Matt Drudge was particularly brutal:

But nearly all of conservative twitter was thrilled by the breaking news:

And the longtime faithful over on the #FireBoehner thread didn't hold back their glee one bit:

The 2016 candidates reacted with only a bit more reservation:

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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