May Steps Down over Brexit

Theresa May announced her resignation as prime minister of Britain on Friday morning, drawing her turbulent three-year term to an abrupt end. May announced she will step down as Conservative Party leader on June 7.

In an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street, May said she had "done everything" she could to convince members of Parliament to back the Brexit withdrawal agreement she had negotiated with the European Union. But, she said it was with "deep regret" that she had ultimately failed to reach a consensus among lawmakers.

After May steps down as Tory leader, she will stay on as an acting prime minister until a new leader is in place, thus she will still occupy Downing Street for the state visit of President Donald Trump from June 3.

On three occasions, U.K. lawmakers have refused to vote in favor of May’s much-maligned deal to leave the European Union, leading to open challenges to her premiership from within her own party