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:
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