Anime Right News – (ARN) Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not be seeking re-election in November for his Wisconson congressional seat, as reported by Axios this morning.
In his statement below, Speaker Ryan announces he will not be seeking re-election in November, instead, he will be retiring from the House when his term comes to an end next January.
Representative Ryan Costello mentioned that the meeting with Speaker Ryan about his retirement was an emotional one. Costello and other members commented that Ryan, who has three children, told his work partners that he desired to spend more time with his children rather than being a "Sunday dad."
Ryan took up the position of house speaker on October 29, 2015, when he replaced John Boehner as Speaker of the House and began his mission to unite the frequently disagreeing conference.
Last year, Speaker Ryan scored a major personal victory when the Republicans passed their plan to overhaul the US tax code, something that Ryan had been pushing for a long time. It was suspected at that time that Ryan would retire with having accomplished one of his major goals.
Several of Ryan's colleagues have commented on his departure from this position, with varying opinions on how the next few months will play out. Some feel that there will be an immediate hustle for Ryan's position while others feel that the process should not be worried about until the onset of November. As for his successors, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise are both thought to be competitors for this position.
As expected, President Trump has also made a comment on Ryan's retirement stating that Ryan is a "Truly good man" and despite the fact that he is not running for re-election," He will have a legacy of achievement that nobody can question," although in the past, the pair have had their rough patches.