Boris Johnson resigns UK government, becoming second minister who quits over Brexit
LONDON - Associated Press
Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said May accepted the resignation on Monday and will announce a replacement soon.
Johnson was due to host the Western Balkans Summit on Monday. But German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth tweeted that by early afternoon "We’re still waiting for our host..."
Davis was replaced Monday with Dominic Raab, a lawmaker who strongly supports Britain’s EU exit.
Davis’s resignation shattered a fragile peace in May’s government, which is split between supporters of "hard" and "soft" Brexit. Britain is due to leave the EU in March.
May’s official spokesman, James Slack, says "we need to move forward at pace in these negotiations, and that’s what we are going to do."
He says "there is now a new secretary of state and we look forward to moving on."