The AP is reporting that House speaker Paul Ryan will not seek reelection:
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., won’t run for re-election in November, the Associated Press reported, citing a source. Ryan, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1999, has served as speaker since October 2015. He was the GOP Vice Presidential Nominee in 2012.
President Trump just tweeted:
Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
A good man? That’s very generous of President Trump…
Remember that Paul Ryan has been a very lukewarm supporter of President Trump. At times, he’s even spoken against the Republican President.
Ryan says he’s retiring to spend more time with his family. We think he’s a coward that wants out before the midterms. Maybe he’ll be spending his time in retirement looking for his spine.
This is a signal to everyone that he believes Republicans won’t hold the House. This is really, really bad for conservatives!