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Boehner & Cantor: ‘Ludicrous,’ ‘Preposterous’ to Think Ryan Will Retire

"The idea that he’s going to walk out of there in the middle of the fight is ludicrous,” Boehner told the Washington Post.

By NTK Staff | 03.29.2018 @1:00pm
Boehner & Cantor: ‘Ludicrous,’ ‘Preposterous’ to Think Ryan Will Retire

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) expressed doubt to the Washington Post that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will retire in the next 30 to 60 days as has been rumored on Thursday.

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) said in a recent interview that Ryan could soon resign, but Ryan’s office immediately told CNN, “The speaker is not resigning.”

“The idea that he’s going to walk out of there in the middle of the fight is ludicrous,” Boehner told the Washington Post. “He’s going to be the leader of the team all the way through the election.”

“The notion that Paul Ryan is just going to abdicate and leave is preposterous,” Cantor added.

The Washington Post speculated:

“If Republicans hold the majority, Ryan might step aside as speaker and go out on a political high note, having passed the tax overhaul in 2017 and defended the majority in 2018. It’s possible that he could be talked into sticking around if there were a clear achievable policy goal.”

“One thing most insiders agree is that Ryan has little interest in serving as minority leader should Republicans lose the majority.”

If Ryan does retire, people close to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told Politico that he would be interested in seeking the Speakership, if Republicans hold the House in 2018 and if House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “were not to run or fell short.”

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