Paul Ryan has always been an unfaithful ally to Donald Trump.
Ryan seems to spend more time criticizing the President than he does working to pass his agenda.
But now there is a rumor floating around about Ryan that could change everything.
Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV) represents Nevada’s Second Congressional District.
And he sent shockwaves across America when he appeared on the Nevada Newsmakers program and declared that Paul Ryan was going to retire in the next 30 to 60 days and be replaced by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).
The Reno Gazette Journal reports:
“Nevada’s 2nd U.S. House District Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, said on Nevada Newsmakers Monday that Rep. Paul Ryan may soon resign as Speaker of the U.S. House.
Amodei said he was repeating a rumor that’s around Capitol Hill.
“The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new Speaker,” Amodei said.
“Now that is interesting because nobody has talked to members (of the U.S. House) on how they are going to vote (on new leadership),” Amodei said. “Now, maybe they have talked to all of the members but me. I don’t know, so that is the rumor mill from last week.”
Scalise, from Louisiana’s 1st U.S. House District, is currently the House majority whip, responsible for rounding up votes on various bills and issues. In June of 2017, he was shot during practice for the congressional baseball team in Virginia. He survived after being in critical condition and returned to Congress in late September of 2017.”
It’s no surprise these rumors are surfacing again.
Conservatives are furious with Ryan for ramming the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill through Congress.
The legislation funded Barack Obama’s domestic agenda and included no money for Trump’s border wall.
That betrayal happened for one reason: Ryan is a pro-amnesty globalist and doesn’t want to expend political capital to fight for Trump’s America First agenda.
Ryan retiring could also change the calculus on immigration.
If Ryan no longer has to fear losing a Speaker vote on the House floor, he could team up with open border Democrats to jam an amnesty bill through Congress.
To win the Speakership back in 2015, Ryan promised the House Freedom Caucus that he would not bring an immigration bill to the floor unless it had the support of the majority of Republicans.
But Ryan has already reneged on one promise to conservatives.
He has not brought a tough immigration bill to the floor that would have enacted Trump’s immigration priorities which include an end to chain migration and the diversity lottery, as well cuts to legal immigration.
If Ryan announces his retirement, it is not hard to see him breaking his word again and sabotaging Trump and conservatives by teaming with Democrats to push an amnesty bill across the finish line.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.