Paul Ryan stuns Republicans by quitting Capitol Hill

Paul Ryan stuns Republicans by quitting Capitol Hill

Paul Ryan stuns Republicans by quitting Capitol Hill

Mr. Ryan's legacy will be debated for some time; history will be the ultimate judge, but until that time, people like you and I can chime in. "It's a big job with a lot riding on you". "So you better make the most of it". "I took it reluctantly", Ryan was quoted as having told reporters at a press conference.

He became the GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012. He has been a fundraising juggernaut ahead of the midterms this fall, and helped translate GOP agenda items into legislation such as a series of tax cuts and rolling back banking legislation put in place under Democrats.

"I'm looking for a conservative choice who is ardent in their pro-life beliefs like Speaker Ryan has been, who wants to focus on the big issues of the day like reforms to mandatory spending to drive down the national debt rather than continuing to see it rise", he said.

"It's an admirable decision", he said.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be his successor, NBC News reported on Friday.

Instead, it was King who invoked a photo shared by President Trump on Wednesday night that showed Ryan and other top congressional Republicans grinning at the White House - all white men, flashing a thumbs-up.

"We're going to ask to a great degree you have to have a debate in Congress", he said.

I think Ryan's departure might lead to more retirements among Republicans.

The speaker met with members of his caucus on Wednesday morning.

A spokesman for Congress' most powerful lawmaker confirmed he would not stand for another term in his Wisconsin district this November.

She said she planned to visit Ryan's downtown office later Wednesday to give hugs to all the workers there.

Ryan also expressed hesitation about moving on a new authorization, warning against circumscribing the military's ability to act quickly against new threats. "We do that by subpoenaing records and getting them out in the open so taxpayers can see how badly they're being ripped off". If it truly is the end of a long public life and the beginning of an equally long private life, that's more than enough to have fulfilled his obligation to his Wisconsin constituents and the people of this country. "And that's why today I am announcing that this year will be my last one as a member of the House", he added.

Meadows, of North Carolina, praised Ryan's tenure in a statement after the news broke.

Buck says that while Ryan did not seek the position of speaker, "he told his colleagues that serving as speaker has been the professional honor of his life, and he thanked them for the trust they placed in him".

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