Conservatives have had a lot of good news, and some bad news in 2018.
For most, the new tax cuts enacted this year was top tier news.
But that’s nothing compared to some breaking news that will change everything.
Since the start of President Trump’s presidency, there has been one person standing in the way of countless conservative bills.
That man is House Speaker Paul Ryan.
As speaker, the only person Paul Ryan has looked out for is himself.
No proposal can get through the House without him being on board.
But, that will be coming to an end.
According to sources close to Speaker Ryan, he has announced that he will not seek re-election in November.
This means that a new House Speaker will need to be elected, and that conservatives have a chance to elect someone who will promote President Trump’s agenda.
So far, speculation has been pointing at House Majority Whip Steve Scalise replacing Ryan.
Scalise made his interest in the position known late last month, prior to news of Speaker Ryan’s planned departure.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told confidants he will not seek re-election and will soon make an announcement on the matter, The Daily Caller News Foundation confirmed Wednesday.
The news comes as rumors that Ryan would retire in the coming months have continued to surface. Ryan, who has been speaker since 2015, told members close to him as well as his staffers that he would not seek re-election Wednesday morning.
“This morning Speaker Ryan shared with his colleagues that this will be his last year as a member of the House. He will serve out his full term, run through the tape, and then retire in January. After nearly twenty years in the House, the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished and is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father,” counselor to the speaker Brendan Buck said in a statement.
“While he did not seek the position, he told his colleagues that serving as speaker has been the professional honor of his life, and he thanked them for the trust they placed in him. He will discuss his decision at a press conference immediately following the member meeting,” Buck continued.
The question now is who will replace Ryan as speaker. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced his interest in Ryan’s job publicly in an interview in late March.
The Louisiana Republican said he would be very interested in “moving up” in leadership and mentioned that he believes he has a “strong influence” on legislation in Congress in an interview with Politico.”
At this point, most Republicans would be better fit as Speaker of the House than Paul Ryan.
When he was originally put into his position, he was seen by many as a conservative outsider.
But he quickly proved them wrong by becoming perhaps the most corrupt House Speaker in history.
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