Ryan will serve as speaker if GOP unites behind him

by Jake Sherman , John Bresnahan and Lauren French| Politco  |  published on October 21, 2015


Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who for years has resisted a move into House Republican leadership, said Tuesday night he would serve as House speaker if he is the party’s “unity candidate.”

Ryan, the Ways and Means Committee chairman, wants to know by Friday if the 247 members of the House Republican Conference support him. If not, he is “happy” to continue as chairman of the powerful tax-writing panel, the 45-year-old lawmaker said.

The Wisconsin Republican laid out a series of “requests” to his GOP colleagues on Tuesday night, including a demand that the major factions within the Republican Conference endorse him before he agrees to seek the speakership. Ryan is clearly trying to shift the onus of his decision onto the House Freedom Caucus, a group of hard-line conservatives that repeatedly sought to undermine Speaker John Boehner.

  • ItsJo

    With Ryan being a “pal” to Boehner who supports him, he now states he will “take the Speaker position IF he gets cooperation from GOP members?” That’s JUST PRICELESS, considering that it was Boehner, McCain, and OTHER RINO’s who DIVIDED THE GOP AMONG IT’S MEMBERS THEY WANTED-“EXCLUDED…NAMELY CONSERVATIVES.”

    This by the Old Establishment Rino’s was a DEFIANCE against Some members who were ‘threatening their “Private, Old Boys’ Club of Career Poltiicos”….that I mention above.

    It was McCain who told Cruz: “THIS, is NOT how things are done in D.C.” In other words…”newcomer-Sit Down and Shut Up”……

    So question is: “What are you saying Ryan in saying the GOP is the problem-are you TOO, referring to “The Newcomers who have NO SAY, and it’s ONLY the Rino/Old Establishment that SPEAKS?”

    Again, Boehner was an “Obama Cheerleader, and gave in to him EACH and EVERYTIME. Why would ANY Speaker, NOT be an opposition to the likes of a Dictator, who BYPASSED CONGRESS AND ACTED ON HIS OWN?

    Didn’t ” WE THE PEOPLE” give BOTH the House/Senate to Our Leaders, who lied to us to get back into office, THEN IGNORED US THE DAY AFTER?

    WE EXPECTED THEM TO STAND UP TO OBAMA, NOT FOLD LIKE A CHEAP SUIT, AS BOEHNER DID-EVERY TIME!

  • enubus

    I like Paul, but he got worked over by Crazy Uncle Joe, the dumbest member of the Senate, and that doesn’t speak well to his skills. Also, I don’t like his absurd stance on Amnesty. So stay as ways and means chair that is a good place for you. WE need a fighter and a charasmatic figure like Newt.

  • muthamedia

    Helll NO! Endorsements from Harry Reid and Greaser Gutierezz (sic)? No way!

    • ItsJo

      AND, the endorsement from “Crybaby, Speaker Boeherner, WHO is the ONE who divided the Republicans within the party-Something Pelosi would NEVER do among her Democrats.”
      Boehner gave in to Obama, EVERY TIME, and That, is why HE is NOT a Leader, but a “Status Quo, Self Indulgent Politico, who ONLY looked out for HIS cushy job/perks/healthcare/and being able to ADD to his Millions made-to AMASS HIS OWN PERSONAL FORTUNES.

  • carlton goodson

    OH sure one of the gang of 8 like we are not looking!

  • oldvinnie

    Just the guy Obama and the Dems want! How stupid can we get?

  • teaman

    NO! NO! NO! We don’t need another RINO dummycratic butt kisser as leader of anything. If you are going to have butt kissing RINO’s in charge of the Repub-A-Flub party, we might as well abolish the party and join the dummycratic party and help them completely destroy the United States. After all, that seems to be what many want in our Nation. We are beginning to look more like Germany prior to WW2……the clock is ticking.

    • Charlie Jordan

      J agree 100& with Teaman! We need Webster and Cruz

    • Ace Dragon

      RYANS A LITTTLE WEASEL. HE ANTI GUN, PRO AMNESTY AND MORE TO THE LEFT THAN RIGHT HE A DEMOCRAT IN DISQUES. HE’S A RINO.

  • SuzeTX

    Time to start calling/emailing reps. Not NO but HELL NO~!!!

  • josebear5

    He’s right for the job if you want a dictator. no thank you He will have the country a flow in illegal’s he said himself that he have rather have the Mexican working instead of the Americans.

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