“And I think the Speaker’s decision is indicative of that”. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. “I’m not concerned about it at all”. “If they want to go down this path, which won’t be successful. we wouldn’t be able to pass an appropriations bill” for the fiscal year beginning October 1, he said.
Ryan was first elected to Congress in 1998. “I don’t see a Trump acolyte becoming speaker”.
As the GOP jockeys to find a suitable candidate for Ryan’s seat, the party is confronted with a reckoning over how unelected fringe candidates can hijack the party and manage to dominate mainstream coverage. The House speaker has not given his support behind legislation to protect Mueller.
The party never restraining the White House wins 2 4 chairs in a mid term. “And now they’re teenagers in or about to be in high school”, Ryan said. “Stay tuned for more retirements as Republicans increasingly realize that their midterm prospects are doomed”.
In the wake of Ryan’s retirement from the Republican party at perhaps its most vulnerable state in years, party leaders and conservatives nationwide should be tremendously concerned about the future of their party.
Both Democrats and moderate Republicans warned against such an outcome. Just because he’ll be leaving office, Ryan said, doesn’t mean he will stop working toward that goal.
Once home to US automaker plants in Kenosha and Janesville, the area from south-central Wisconsin to Milwaukee’s blue-collar south side was represented by Democrat Les Aspin for more than 20 years before plant closures chipped away at its union-Democrat profile.
“She’s somebody I recruited in a primary to come to Congress”. In a statement, he said Republicans were “looking at other tools to cut spending” and added: “We have nothing to lose by making big changes”.
But consider the political context: Washington is seeing a young speaker who is third in line to the presidency and who once ran as a vice-presidential candidate willingly leave the nexus of power when his party controls the White House, the Senate, and the House.
“As you all know, I did not seek this job [House speaker], but I have given it all I have and I have no regrets”, Ryan said in a 10 a.m. briefing to reporters.
Bryce had already been named to the national House Democrats’ list of top challengers in Republican-held districts. He is an adult who, despite being dealt a hard hand, was by far the best speaker since Newt Gingrich.
“Bad idea”, said Republican Representative Charlie Dent. “I’m gonna keep being involved and focusing on inclusive aspirational politics”, he said. And that’s challenging. If you’re a member of Congress right now, particularly in a swing or marginal district, and you go out there and you put some distance between yourself and the president, well guess what?
Ryan and other prominent pro-trade, inclusive lawmakers warned against Trump’s trade war threats and his saber-rattling, but their concerns appear to have been swept aside.