House Speaker John Boehner has released a video in which he discusses the spiritual connection to his decision to retire. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) On the day he is due to resign, House Speaker John Boehner released a video on his Twitter page talking about what led to his decision to retire. Boehner talks about the power of the Holy Spirit and how it influenced his decision. "After I made my announcement, I went down and did Face the Nation. We're going through all the questions and the why and how and we get to the second to the last question... do you think the power of the Holy Spirit brought you to this decision?" Boehner said after doing the interview, he kept thinking about the question. Several days later, during a visit with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Boehner said, "this question has been bothering me ever since. And Cardinal Wuerl says, well you know John, we don't normally recognize the power of the Holy Spirit except in retrospect. And then instantly, all the dots lined up."