Who Will Replace Paul Ryan?

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. will not run for re-election, sources told the Associated Press and Axios.


In a recent interview with Conservative Review, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said there are “no suitable candidates” among current leadership to take over for Ryan because “they fundamentally don’t understand what the job description is.”

They think, because they’ve witnessed John Boehner and Paul Ryan do the job, that they understand what the job is, i.e., go talk to the lobbyists, go talk to special interests, figure out what the bill’s got to look like. And then go convince 434 other members of Congress that they are somehow involved when they’re not, after you’ve already written the bill. That’s not the job description.

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