boehner-john4John Boehner has been a member of Congress since 1990. He’s been elected 12 times, and currently serves as Speaker of the House, a position he’s held since 2011.

However, on September 25, 2015 he decided he’s had enough and announced his retirement from Congress.

Boehner appeared relieved to announce he would be retiring from Congress and declared he would leave at the end of October or once another Speaker was elected.

Tea Party conservatives and the so-called House “Freedom Caucus” claimed victory for forcing Boehner out.

After all, Boehner’s been no friend to conservatives. You can read about the top 5 moments Boehner betrayed conservatives here.

A stunned Congress scrambled to find a replacement, and the establishment selected Kevin McCarthy, also known to conservatives as “Boehner 2.0.”

However, right before the election was set to take place, Kevin McCarthy withdrew from the race.

The Washington Post reports Rep. Peter King said members of Congress were “crying” and had “no idea how this would unfold.”

As of now, it doesn’t look as if any member of Congress has the 218 votes needed to become Speaker.

But what does all this mean?

Fox News reports that Boehner will not only stay on until the Caucus nominates someone, but until the 218 votes needed to elect a Speaker are secured.

Political insiders allude to the fact that because the votes aren’t there, Boehner may indeed stay on as Speaker through the end of the year.

Ironically, The Hill reported Boehner recently admitted to the following nightmare:

“I had this terrible nightmare last night that I was trying to get out and I couldn’t get out,” the Ohio Republican joked, according to one of his longtime friends, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.). “And a hand came reaching, pulling me.”

The establishment is cheering, and eager to keep Boehner on to lead them through upcoming tough legislative fights which include the debt ceiling fight that some think may lead to a government shutdown.

Fox News reports:

“Moderates and leadership types are cheering and saying Boehner is the only one they will support. Conservatives will go ballistic since they know this signals that Boehner will make ALL kinds of deals to get big ticket legislation through the House even if it means using Democrats votes to do it.

Looks like he may be here to stay to handle the very tough debt ceiling and next CR.”

If the House members do not get it together and find a replacement, it looks like Speaker Boehner will continue his reign.

It appears Boehner’s nightmare of not being able to “get out” may now become a reality.