“Chairman Ryan appreciates the support he’s getting from his colleagues but is still not running for speaker”, Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement released Friday, Fox News reported.
Donald Trump stated he can be “okay” with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) turning in to speaker of the Home in an interview set to air Sunday on “Face the Nation”, still noted in that he has disagreements with the previous vice presidential candidate.
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That suggested he could stay as speaker and in Congress beyond his previously announced retirement date at the end of October, though Boehner said he believed a new speaker could be chosen before then, and he was among those trying to convince Ryan to run.
“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. He was widely expected to win, and there wasn’t a backup plan.
Florida Rep. Daniel Webster is the only other congressman in the race, although former Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has expressed interest in running. If Ryan became speaker, he would have unilateral control over whether amnesty and immigration-expansion legislation came up for a vote.
“I just think he’s the complete package and the natural consensus player”, said Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.
A few veteran lawmakers thought Ryan could still change his mind. “And these people would never consider themselves part of a cult as they kneel in their prayer closets and thank God for Rep. Paul Ryan”. If he were speaker, a few Republicans would still want to engage in budget and debt-ceiling brinkmanship to extract concessions from President Obama, and more of them would think that a foolhardy strategy. “And in my opinion, the right thing is for him to run”.