Thursday, April 12, 2018

Pro-Life Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Run for Re-Election

House Speaker Paul Ryan
Pro-life house Speaker Paul Ryan has indicated that he will not seek reelection to his congressional seat based in Wisconsin. That will set up a leadership battle within the Republican Party to replace him as Speaker.

The number two and number three Republicans in the house are both pro-life and both apparently considering running for the speakership position. Majority Leder Kevin McCarthy of California, Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and North Carolina’s Mark Meadows, a leading voice of the conservative Freedom Caucus. All three are strongly pro-life on abrtion and have consistent pro-life voting records.

Ryan is stepping down because of the time demands associated with being Speaker, which took him away from his children too much.

Ryan announced he is retiring after this term, arguing his kids only know him as “a weekend dad,” and he is “setting new priorities in his life” as his children approach adulthood.

“The truth is, it’s easy for it to take over everything in your life,” Ryan said of the speaker’s job, adding that “there are other things in life that are feeling as well,” including his role as a father.

“This was really about two things,” Ryan added. “I accomplished much of what I came here to do, and my kids are not getting any younger.”

“And if I stay, my kids are only going to know me as a weekend dad and that is something I cannot do. That is really it right there.”

Ryan said he is not resigning and will remain through January. . . . Read More

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1 comment :

Amm Bee said...

He was integral (along with McConnell, Trump, the RINOs and Democrats) in getting PP funded with that awful omnibus speeding bill. There was only a handful of good Constitutional Conservatives who voted against funding PP. Goodbye and good riddance to Ryan.