“I would not run against Paul Ryan”, Chaffetz told reporters in Washington after a Republican House Conference meeting Friday.
“I am sensing coalescing around Paul Ryan”, Iowa Republican Party Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said Friday in assessing reports on the process.
The Republican Conference in the House of Representatives is in disarray Thursday after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) took himself out of the race to be his party’s nominee for Speaker of the House. Others might jump in.
“The Export-Import Bank plays a key role in protecting and growing American jobs by helping US businesses compete on a level playing field with our foreign competitors”, Dold said in a statement.
“Any proposal that would decentralize power where individual members and committees are able to influence policy more, you could make the argument that it’s taking power away from the speaker”, Zeldin said. A favorite among many Republicans, Ryan has thus far rebuffed calls to run from the likes of departing Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
First, House Speaker John Boehner, embattled by a bloc of conservatives in his own party, announced his resignation. Stewart added that he urged Ryan to run, with the Wisconsin Republican replying that he was “thinking and praying on it”.
Neither of McCarthy’s two rivals for the post, Chaffetz and Daniel Webster of Florida, had broad backing among the House’s 247 Republicans. Ryan is assigned as Love’s mentor in Congress.
A video is circulating around Congress of the floor speech that Ryan gave supporting creation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the emergency scheme that used public funds to shore up banks during the 2008 financial crisis and that is a bugaboo for many conservatives.
“Paul Ryan is the kind of individual that would work with people on the other side of the aisle and that’s what we need”, the Illinois Democrat said of Ryan on Friday, CNN reported. Paul has a driving passion to get America back on a path of growth and opportunity. McCarthy withdrew his name from consideration just before a vote October. 8. Along with McCarthy, who wasn’t in the room at the time, many House GOP members have found themselves in the crosshairs of hardline conservatives over differing views and priorities.
“If he decides to do it, he’d be an awesome Speaker”. Congress is away on a 10-day recess.
Ryan has insisted he’s not interested in being speaker, preferring to focus on his chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee.
“The Speaker of the House is actually an institutional leader; meaning he must be the leader of the entire chamber and not the leader of his party”, Augustana University political science professor Emily Wanless said. It is not on anyone’s tactical roadmap to the White House, according to AP.
“We Democrats are unified in that we will certainly accept their support of the next speaker – Nancy Pelosi”, Hoyer said. We have to get the job done. The world will still function. “I think there were more people like me that had not made their mind up as of this morning (and) still had questions going forward”.
“The fact is, he’s a good guy, but whatever he was as a freshman, when he was a fighter on our committee, when he was trying to hold government accountable, he took a break from that”, Issa said.
“Does anyone think this isn’t going to be a razor-thin margin?”