U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns

After months of scandals and a party revolt, Boris Johnson has officially resigned as the UK’s Prime Minister.

Johnson, who has until now remained steadfast and defiant through the many calls for him to step down, says he will serve as Prime Minister until the Conservative party chooses a new leader.

Johnson said, “It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister.”

Johnson then promised to support the new leader, but also touted his successes and defended his actions during his resignation speech.

National Security Expert Ron Bee joined KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego to explain what Johnson’s resignation means for the United States and the world.

Johnson’s complete resignation speech is below:

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