Ryan backs McCarthy for Speaker: He's 'the right person'

16 April, 2018, 02:09 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • House Majority Leader Kevin Mc Carthy speaks next to House Speaker Paul Ryan at a news conference with Republican leaders after

Ryan claimed he has made a decision to not to seek reelection strictly so he could spend time with family, though many speculate that he stepped down to avoid the midterm election, where the Democrats have a very good chance of taking the House of Representatives from the Republicans.

Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseMcCarthy says early leadership election to replace Ryan unlikely Ryan rebuffs calls that he make a speedier exit The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-La.) has also expressed openness to running for the position, but said this week he would not run against McCarthy.

"I think who the next Speaker will be, will certainly be decided before November", stated Meadows. Ryan celebrated his accomplishments, mainly the recent tax reform bill signed, and lamented he was never able to achieve entitlement reform. A member of the hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus, potentially Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, may try to become the GOP leader, complicating matters for McCarthy.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy picked up an endorsement from Paul Ryan in his bid to succeed the current House Speaker.

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A big factor in McCarthy's favor is his close personal relationship with President Trump.

Seven of California's 14 congressional Republicans are in districts won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, and two of them have decided not to run for re-election.

The first is House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. "We are with you Paul!" "We need someone in that chair who will commit to not bringing up bills that are not paid for, that are going to bankrupt this country".

Since reluctantly taking the Speaker's gavel in October 2015 Ryan has struggled to unite different factions of the Republican party.

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Both the candidates, McCarthy and Scalise have praised Ryan for his services in the Congress. Speaker Ryan has offered his support for McCarthy as well.

Neither McCarthy nor Scalise has announced he will run for speaker.

Keven McCarthy in his Washington D.C. office in 2012, when the U.S. Government was being closed down as a tactic by the Republicans during the Obama presidency.

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