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Local Reaction On Speaker Paul Ryan's Announcement

Local Reaction On Speaker Paul Ryan's Announcement

His reasons for leaving could be accepted at face value, while noting that many political experts believes that the actual reason he is leaving is because Democrats are expected to dominate congressional midterm elections in November.

Ryan's availability as Speaker next year should not in theory have any major negative impact on Republican prospects for November (though his retirement from the House does put his own district into play). He is an adult who, despite being dealt a hard hand, was by far the best speaker since Newt Gingrich. "So I will be setting new priorities in my life", he said.

The House speaker had made tax cuts a centerpiece of his legislative agenda, and Congress delivered on that late previous year.

"I'm grateful for the president to give us this chance to actually get this stuff done", Ryan told reporters Wednesday.

Speculation over Ryan's future had been swirling for months, but as he dialed up colleagues and spoke by phone with Trump early Wednesday, the news stunned even top allies. Associates doubt he would challenge Trump in 2020.

Breitbart, whose former executive chairman Steve Bannon advised President Donald Trump, has also been accused of promoting white nationalism: In October, a Buzzfeed report linked the site's editors to known members of the neo-Nazi movement, illustrating how the platform laundered white supremacy into the mainstream. His tone was sombre, and he read directly from prepared remarks. But after less than a year, in 2015 he was tapped to become speaker, a position he took reluctantly.

Ryan on Sunday again stressed his focus on his family. Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee, shocked no one when he made Ryan his running mate.

She also reminded the current Republican leader in the House that he had once promised to do more to make the GOP more inclusive. He has had more trust with the hardliners in the House. "If they want to go down this path, which won't be successful. we wouldn't be able to pass an appropriations bill" for the fiscal year beginning October 1, he said. "His ability to bridge the vast divide".

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As House Speaker, Ryan failed to speak out forcefully against Trump's reckless and divisive rhetoric and his chaotic presidency.

He is giving up on his caucus, his party, his president, and the job.

"Leadership has never been on my bucket list, and it's not on my bucket list today", he said.

Amodei was perhaps the most public in his concerns, while others questioned whether Ryan could, as a lame-duck speaker, lead the chamber toward passing any meaningful legislation - though a slim legislative agenda ahead allows incumbents to focus more on re-election as primary season heats up. He has hauled in $54 million so far this election cycle. Ryan's retirement announcement turns a narrowly Republican district into a more credible Democratic target. "It's just another issue that's floating out there, and obviously there's going to be some competition for his successor". And Ryan worked those forces the best he could given the circumstances before him. "Donors who are committed to making sure Republicans hold onto the majority will do whatever they have to do to make that happen", he said.

Another factor, Ryan said, was that he has gotten much of what he wanted done.

In Wisconsin, Republicans had no obvious successor in waiting.

Some potential Republican contenders for his seat include Wisconsin state Assembly Speaker Ryan Vos and Bryan Steil, a member of the Board of Regents, according to Wisconsin Republican sources. He had almost $2.3 million in the bank at the end of the first quarter.


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