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Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Paul Ryan explains why he made a decision to retire

Paul Ryan explains why he made a decision to retire

Rep. Sean Duffy, (R-Wisc.), on President Trump reconsidering TPP and the impact on the Republican Party of Speaker Paul Ryan's, (R-Wisc.), decision to retire.

Ryan said he's still confident about the election, and is leaving for family reasons: "My dad died when I was 16 - the age my daughter is".

House Speaker Paul Ryan downplayed the need for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force for a military strike on Syria, repeating his longstanding position that he thinks President Donald Trump "has the authority under the existing AUMF" from 2001.

The GOP establishment was always going to adapt to Trump.

"I just don't see it like that", Ryan said.

One of the owners, Joe Quarena, said Ryan's political success has brought attention to Janesville, particularly when he was a Vice Presidential candidate and Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012. In June 2016 Ryan did upbraid Trump for suggesting that a federal judge was biased against him because of his Mexican heritage: "the textbook definition of a racist comment", Ryan called it.

"Instead of playing to your anxieties, we can appeal to your aspirations". Democrats, led by President Barack Obama, won that year, but it was clear from the role Ryan played that he would go on to bigger and better things. "His bigoted rhetoric and his reprehensible statements should disqualify him from holding any public office, and we are confident voters in Southern Wisconsin feel the same way". His legacy includes unrelenting attacks on Medicare and Social Security. That means passing funding for Trump's border wall with Mexico, cutting back the $1.3 trillion in spending Congress approved last month, overhauling welfare and repealing the Affordable Care Act, he said. Just last month, the neo-Nazi Arthur Jones won the Republican nomination for an IL congressional seat after the party failed to nominate another candidate.

While Trump and Ryan managed to get their tax plan passed, their relationship has been rocky at times. Ryan has served in Congress for 20 years and says his decision to step away is rooted in the desire to spend more time with his family.

While Amodei appeared probably the very upfront regarding his fantasies, Rep. Tom Graves, " R-Ga., signaled to Politico that "his most powerful leadership inplace" would yield more success in the mid-terms, as energized Democrats may actually get a exact realistic prospect of successful roughly 2 dozen GOP-held House chairs to retake the chamber. "Across demographics and districts, Ryan's less popular than Trump, and it comes down to policy". But McConnell is even more unpopular than Ryan. At points, they seemed to be commiserating about the difficulty of working in the current political environment. "The speaker thanked the chief of staff for being one of the sane guys in office".

First, House Republicans will nearly certainly lose seats in the midterm elections; the only real question is how many.

Ryan's retirement announcement spurred pessimism regarding Republicans' chances of retaining their House majority in the 2018 midterm elections.

All of that smooths the path for Democrats to recapture the House in November and hand Nancy Pelosi the speaker's gavel once again. "He told me personally that he'll do whatever it takes to help CLF protect the Republican majority". With Ryan gone, there's little sign Congress will take up the subject after the elections either.

"I talked to a lot of members - a lot of members - who think it's in all of our best interest for this leadership team to stay in place", Ryan said.

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