Chatter is growing louder on Capitol Hill that Paul Ryan’s days as Speaker are numbered.
Four House Republicans, including a senior lawmaker close to leadership, told The Hill they expect Ryan to step down after Tuesday’s elections, arguing that he faces a daunting path to the 218 votes he needs to win a full two-year term leading the House GOP.
Aides to the Wisconsin Republican insist he isn’t going anywhere and that he’s completely focused right now on protecting the GOP’s majority in the lower chamber.
“He is running. The Speaker’s only focus until Election Day is defeating Democrats and protecting our majority, and nothing else,” Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said.
But even some Ryan allies are conceding that the Speaker now finds himself in an untenable position after just a year on the job.
It’s not just the usual Freedom Caucus members who are pushing for change at the top; some more mainstream Republicans from safe GOP districts could pull their support over Ryan’s handling of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, lawmakers said.
..“Speculation is growing that Paul will not return,” said one senior GOP lawmaker close to leadership.
The lawmaker noted that if the GOP majority shrinks, Ryan could lose next year’s floor vote to remain Speaker with a relatively small number of GOP defections.
“Why would he put himself in a situation where as few as 10 dissident members or one ill-timed quote from Trump could put his future in jeopardy?”–The Hill
For the Trump supporters in the Republican party who have had enough of Paul Ryan’s ‘Hokey-pokey’ this is coming as welcome news.
Ryan is out. Now he is in. No he is out again. Then he shakes it all about. Make up your damn mind.
That’s gotta be really frustrating for his wife. No.. Stop it. Not THAT… Good grief, he’s not WEINER.
ClashDaily covered the story where Ryan is Whipped… not by the Republican party whip, but by his Wife:
Paul Ryan is married to Janna Little a liberal, left wing progressive, anti-Constitutional, big government George Soros supporter who voted for Barack Hussein Obama twice.