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A eulogy for Paul Ryan's political career
16 April 2018, 02:17 | Erica Roy
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington U.S
"That's what the Constitution clearly spells out". Ryan's leaving because, with a belligerent president unable to effectively rule and under investigation for collusion, dissension within the Republican party between moderates and hardliners and dwindling prospects in the upcoming midterm elections, the future is looking pretty damn bleak for a party that, just two years ago, was trumpeting the start of a new, Trumpian era in the United States.
Mr Ryan, 48, is the traditional conservative who over a two-decade political career came to symbolise Republican power on Capitol Hill.
As he announced his exit from public life, Speaker Paul Ryan tried hard to show appreciation for the man who took the Republican Party from his grasp and transformed it into something else.
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.
"There's a willingness" to embrace populism, she added. Some conservatives are rallying behind Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a longshot who could inject new uncertainty to the outcome, splinter the vote so no single leader wins a majority.
And while Mr Bannon's ouster past year suggested the establishment was striking back, other signals defied that narrative.
Calling Ryan's resignation "good news for America" in a Facebook post, Nehlen claims to represent conservative values even as GOP leaders condemn him en masse.
Immigration reform has failed and "build the wall" remains a common refrain at Trump events. We are proud of Paul and the work he has achieved over the years.
Last month, Democrat Conor Lamb won a special election in a Pennsylvania district so historically safe for Republicans that Democrats hadn't bothered to run a candidate in 2016 and 2014. If Republicans lose control of the House, Speaker Ryan will have to hand over his gavel to San Fran Ma'am Nancy Pelosi.
Regarding potential action in Syria specifically, Ryan also said he thought it was "important for us to help lead the global community to make sure that people are held accountable for these mass atrocities".
"If there are successful candidates modelling themselves after Trump, that's a sign that the party is moving in Trump's direction". "Not only on who is the speaker but who's going to be minority leader". Some key players reportedly are House majority leader, Kevin McCarthy of California, and the House majority whip, Steve Scalise of Louisiana. He said fellow Republicans have plenty of achievements to run on this fall, including the tax cuts Congress delivered, which have been his personal cause and the centerpiece of his small-government agenda, even though they helped skyrocket projected annual deficits toward $1 trillion.
"It's like Eisenhower resigning right before D-Day", said Tom Davis, a former Republican congressman from Virginia who once headed the House GOP's campaign committee.
"I think everybody will start jockeying for position immediately", said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus.
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