The rumors of Speaker Ryan’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Speaking on a morning radio program in his home state of Wisconsin, Ryan put to rest the rumors that he’s looking to bail from his position as House Speaker.
“This is the typical chatter you have every two years. They call it ‘palace intrigue’ in the Hill rags. I am going to seek staying on as Speaker,” Ryan said during an interview on WTAQ’s “The Jerry Bader Show” in Green Bay, Wis.
“There’s a lot of unfinished work to do, and I think I can do a lot to help our cause and our country,” Ryan continued. “I’ve led us to offer a very comprehensive agenda to take to the country and I want to execute and implement that agenda.”
He sounds pretty resolute, don’t you think?
Ryan’s reelection to his position is being backed by Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“Paul is far and away the best person to lead the House. He has worked tirelessly with every element of our conference to build a substantive policy agenda,” McCarthy said in a statement Friday afternoon. “Right now he’s crisscrossing the country campaigning non-stop for our majority.
“Paul has made the difference and that’s why he has the overwhelming support and confidence of his colleagues.”
Scalise called Ryan’s leadership “invaluable.”
“Once this election is over, we have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and Paul demonstrates every day that he is the right person to lead the House during these challenging times.”
One can assume the speculation over his stepping down is somehow tied to the ongoing feud between he and GOP nominee, Donald Trump.
Trump has found Ryan’s loyalty to be lacking and has unleashed his flying monkeys to take down Ryan and Republican party.
The joke’s on him.
The Republican party began to fall when they allowed a reality TV hairdo to be nominee.
Ryan gets points for attempting to keep it afloat, although I question if it is worth saving, at this point.
There has been some noise about replacing him from the far right Freedom Caucus, as they cast doubts about their willingness to vote for him in the public floor vote to be held on January 3, 2017.
But more mainstream Republicans from safe GOP districts, those who represent the bulk of the 246-member conference, are also feeling pressure to dump Ryan, lawmakers told The Hill. Voters in many of those districts are supportive of Donald Trump, and they’re furious at Ryan for distancing himself from the GOP nominee throughout the campaign.
See what I meant about flying monkeys?
Ryan voted earlier this week and revealed that he did, indeed, vote for Trump, and stressed the importance of stopping Hillary Clinton from getting to the White House.