Ryan gets House GOP speaker nod

October 29, 2015

House Republicans formally nominated Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker Wednesday, looking to him to help unify the party after a tumultuous period — though defections in the ranks could preview some last-minute drama on the House floor.

The Wisconsin congressman and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee easily beat rival Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., to become the Republican nominee, with 200 lawmakers backing Ryan and 43 backing Webster. Ryan will formally stand for a vote in the full House on Thursday, likely against Democrats’ pick Nancy Pelosi.

“This begins a new day in the House of Representatives,” Ryan said, in brief remarks after Wednesday’s internal vote. While praising outgoing Speaker John Boehner, he vowed to begin “turning a page.”

“Our party has lost its vision, and we are going to replace it with a vision,” he said.

  • Quisno Rodonovich

    Paul is a neo con. you haven’t seen nothing yet and people hes more globalist than Boehner was.

  • Jerry

    Ryan was selected for his failings not for his abilities. What better gift from departing Boehner than the shaft. He screwed us again and got off on doing it.

  • teaman

    Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Ryan the RINO won! Obama got everything he wanted from Boner the RINO before he left! The American citizens. Let me repeat that, the “AMERICAN CITIZENS” GOT NOTHING BUT MORE DEBT!

  • Tony

    Paul Ryan will be worse than John Boehner. Ryan is for amnesty. He is also a weak representative. The GOP house members have once again sold us out. This is their final betrayal along with the budget fiasco. I’m quitting the GOP party after being a member for over 50 years. They march in lock step with the Socialist Democrats. I am thoroughly disgusted with them. They have sold out our great nation. When you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. I have one word for the current GOP office holders. “Hypocrites.” They all should be voted out of office.


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