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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington U.S

It's the reverse situation when looking at Republicans who have chose to leave Congress without an announced next step in their political career. You wanted to expand the base. "It makes no sense to take the biggest fundraiser off the field".

Several GOP veterans have announced plans to retire in recent months, and another, Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida, followed Ryan on Wednesday. In this photo, Ryan speaks during his weekly briefing at the U.S Capitol in Washington, D.C. February 11, 2016. Despite Ryan's rhetoric, deficits never counted for him if they were created by showering money on the country's privileged sectors.

In 2016, Trump slammed Ryan as a "very weak and ineffective leader". But we're Wisconsinites. You know, we thought about that. I was meeting with President Trump last night at the White House with the rest of our leadership team and, frankly, we were talking about all the things we want to get done the rest of this year, building on the tax-cut bill that we passed that's having a tremendous positive impact on the economy.

His announced departure after just 30 months as the most powerful Republican in Congress suggests that what once belonged to establishment Republicans - those buoyed by the conservative revolution of Ronald Reagan - is now up for grabs.

Mr Ryan is by all accounts a good man. "If I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad", Ryan said at the press conference, Rolling Stone reported. The House speaker has not given his support behind legislation to protect Mueller. After the debacle in 2015, it is unclear that McCarthy will have the votes to replace Ryan, and there is a chance Scalise may take the position instead. "There would be dozens that would like to have him, particularly companies that have part of their business in key relationships with certain parts of government". And 38 House Republicans aren't searching for 2018 Reelection. Ryan brought in $11 million in the first quarter.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the clear front runner, and the Republican number three, Steve Scalise, may also seek the gavel. Ryan repeatedly tried, and failed, to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and each day he's been in office, he's shown that he does not stand with women and families.

Ryan voiced unease at candidate Trump's call for banning Muslims from entering the United States and his criticism of a Mexican-American U.S. judge. The futility of Ryan's resistance, Cillizza surmised, stemmed from the fact that "there is still considerable peril in openly breaking with Trump", who "remains very, very popular with people who voted for him".

Bryce's "Iron Stache" persona has earned the 53-year-old Army veteran and ironworker the support of national Democratic donors after a cheeky campaign launch in which he offered to trade jobs with Ryan.

In stepping down, Ryan may have boosted Democratic prospects in November.

Aside from the House leadership fight that is bound to take place with Ryan's exit, other California GOP members seeking re-election should also be taking careful notice of Ryan's decision.

After the white nationalists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, complete with Nazi salutes and slogans chanting "Sieg hiel" and "blood and soil" - our president said there were good and bad people on both sides.

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