Speaker Ryan Resists Calls To Step Aside For Quicker Transition To New Leader

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Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday he’s not going anywhere anytime soon — despite a very small band of lawmakers who say he should relinquish the Speaker’s gavel now.

A day after he announced he’ll leave Congress in January, Ryan forcefully pushed back on calls within his GOP conference to resign now to avoid a messy, protracted leadership race that could prove distracting before the pivotal midterm elections.

“I’ve said all along my plan is to stay here and run through the tape. … I’ve talked to a lot of members who think it’s in all of our best interest for this leadership team to stay in place and run through the tape,” Ryan told reporters on Thursday.


Read more at The Hill.



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