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Speaker Ryan: I’m Confident the Next Speaker Will Be a Republican

"I have every confidence that I'll be handing this gavel on to the next Republican Speaker of the House next year."

By NTK Staff | 04.11.2018 @10:49am

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) expressed confidence that the next speaker will be a Republican during his retirement press conference on Tuesday.

Ryan shocked many when he surprisingly announced that he would not be running for reelection and instead retiring from politics at the conclusion of his term.

“I want to be clear. I’m not done yet. I intend to run to the tape to finish the year,” Ryan said.

Ryan then told reporters that he considered running for reelection and then retiring, calling it the “politically shrewd thing to do.” But his conscience wouldn’t allow him to do that, he said.

“I pledged to serve the people of Wisconsin, the First District, honorably, and in order to serve the people in my district honorably, I have to serve them honestly,” Ryan said. “So that’s why I am announcing this today.”

“I am proud of what this Congress has achieved, and I believe its future is bright. The economy is strong, we’ve given Americans greater confidence in their lives, and I have every confidence that I’ll be handing this gavel on to the next Republican speaker of the House next year,” Ryan said.

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