Former House speaker John Boehner will resign amid a criminal investigation into his interactions with aides, according to a statement from his office.
The resignation is effective immediately, according the statement from Boehner’s office.
A former top House Republican, Boehner served in the speaker’s chair from January to May 2017, and was considered a rising star of the Republican Party.
Boehner, 66, was first elected to the House in 2005, and served in both the House majority and minority leadership positions.
He is one of three Republican House members to have resigned in the past two months.
The other two lawmakers to step aside in recent days are Reps.
Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Dave Brat of Virginia.
The House Ethics Committee is also investigating a probe into alleged misconduct by Boehner.
A spokesman for the Speaker did not immediately return a request for comment.