House Speaker Paul Ryan announces retirement, won't run for re-election

House Paul Ryan speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington U.S

"It's a big job with a lot riding on you and you feel it".

I wanted to share with you a little of what I just told my colleagues a few minutes ago. I just cant let that happen. Ryan spoke of his successful efforts to increase defense spending in the $1.3 trillion appropriations bill passed in March and to pass tax reform in December of previous year.

Ryan announced his plans at a closed-door meeting of House Republicans Wednesday morning. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, for example, mounted a long-shot challenge to Pelosi after the 2016 elections. But Ryan downplayed that it would be a distraction.

Mr Ryan, who portrayed his decision as one driven by wanting to spend more time with his family, has had a rocky relationship with Republican President Donald Trump. "I am the candidate who will replace him because we need a teacher in Congress who can educate and mobilize voters to reverse the damage Paul Ryan has done to the middle class over his two decades in office".

Ryan did not mention Trump in his press conference but a source familiar with the speaker's decision insisted that it had nothing to do with Trump.

Ryan has three teenage children.

"Ryan was once seen as the cutting edge of the new, younger, energetic conservative wing of the Republican Party", Sabato said.

"I'm going to keep doing the fundraising", he said.

At the same time, Ryan, a lifelong admirer of Ayn Rand, the philosopher of selfishness, dreamed of destroying the safety net, eviscerating Medicaid, privatizing Medicare, slashing food stamps, and generally making life in America more cruel and unpleasant for all those who aren't wealthy.

One thing that was always part of the speaker's calculus, and he has spoken about throughout his career, was the impact of losing his father at the age of 16.

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman told a local Wisconsin reporter that she's considering running and will make a decision in the next couple of days. Ryan said at the news conference that he viewed such a move as being dishonest with his constituents and his "conscience could not handle going out that way".

Ryan wasn't the only retirement Wednesday.

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"We're getting way ahead of ourselves".

But that scenario depends on Republicans keeping their majority in the US House of Representatives this Fall.

There have been rumors for some time that Ryan could retire. Both sought anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

On Wednesday, four senators said they would merge two different proposals to protect the office of the special counsel. But as a 78-year-old from the East Coast, Hoyer may not represent the change in leadership that Democrats are looking for.

To be sure, Ryan would be regarded as a favorite in a re-election race - but not by a large margin. "He has served Janesville, southeastern Wisconsin and our nation honorably". Just last month, the neo-Nazi Arthur Jones won the Republican nomination for an IL congressional seat after the party failed to nominate another candidate.

Meadows, of North Carolina, praised Ryan's tenure in a statement after the news broke. I have gotten to know the Speaker a bit over the years and I believe him to be an earnest, honest man of integrity. The absence of a clear successor to Ryan could allow an influential bloc of far-right conservatives to gain more power among House Republicans. And she commends him for his "steadfast commitment to our country". "During his final months, Democrats are hopeful that he joins us to work constructively to advance better futures for all Americans".

Ryan, who has had a hard relationship with Trump, thanked the president for giving him the chance to move the GOP ahead. He called retirements a "a decision-by-decision basis".

The Trump presidency had already taken a toll before it claimed Ryan.

The speaker met with members of his caucus on Wednesday morning.

Ryan cited family as his reason for not seeking re-election after almost 20 years in Congress.

That's to say nothing of other high-profile Texas chairmen including Rep. Pete Sessions, the Dallas Republican who leads the House Rules Committee, or Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and who is close with Ryan.

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