I know you feel like me, there’s just something about Paul Ryan that doesn’t fit the Republican conservative movement. This is the reason why I was pleased when I heard that he won’t seek re-election!
Paul Ryan made the official announcement at 10:15 AM Eastern.
Paul Ryan: I gave this job everything I had. The truth is it’s easy for it to take over everything in your life. Today I am announcing that this year is my last year as a member of the House… It’s almost hard to believe but I have been a member of Congress for two decades… I will be setting new priorities in my life… I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to do… Our two biggest achievements – tax cuts and second to build our nation’s military. These I see as lasting victories… I want to be clear I’m not done yet… I believe its future is bright… I tried to bring as much Wisconsin to Congress as possible…
Rumors started to circulate immediately who will replace him and the Daily Caller came with a very important information.
From The Daily Caller:
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is getting pressure to throw his name into the mix to replace outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, but he is not yet willing to say whether or not he intends to make a bid for the speakership in the coming months.
“What’s important is not who the next speaker is, but what the next speaker does,” Jordan told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s time to start delivering on what we told the American people we would do.”
Two of the top House Republicans — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana — have started angling for the position in the past week, but neither thought to have a guaranteed lock on the speakership.
Who is your favorite for this position?
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