Foxx responds to Speaker Ryan's Retirement announcement

ImagePaul Ryan speaking to reporters in Washington

ImagePaul Ryan speaking to reporters in Washington

She says she's looking forward to having more balance in the family's life. I guess they can relate to Mr. Ryan's dilemma.

Asked whether Ryan's relationship with President Donald Trump had anything to do with his decision to step down, Janna Ryan said it did not.

"I have given this job everything I have", Ryan said. "He may just want to put those rumors to rest and bow out gracefully".

Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate Republican from Pennsylvania who is also retiring, noted the difficulty of Ryan's position.

McConnell hailed Ryan on the Senate floor Wednesday after Ryan announced he will be retiring after finishing out his term.

Paul Ryan is under no obligation to prove his moderate conservative bona fides to The New York Times.

"I think everybody will start jockeying for position immediately", said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus.

McCarthy is next in line in leadership, but Scalise is likely to be a sentimental favorite after his comeback from last year's congressional baseball shooting.

In recent months, Ryan has generally been more frank about the tensions of his job in private.

"I have given this job everything I have", he said. Now, all three of his children are teenagers. "And we need more minorities, more women in our party, and I've been focusing on that kind of recruitment".

As the House GOP's top fundraiser, Ryan's lame-duck status could send shockwaves through donor circles that are relying on his leadership at the helm of the House majority.

It's unlikely that the two sides will compromise on much legislation in an election year. At a donor retreat last week in Austin, Texas, Ryan interviewed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly before a group of donors, according to a person who attended the event. And she commends him for his "steadfast commitment to our country".

We caught up with Bill Miller a professor from the College of St. Scholastica for his reaction to Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to not run.

Trump says on Twitter Wednesday: "Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question". "We don't resort to scaring you, we dare to inspire you". Buck said Ryan will serve out his term and retire in January.

In Wisconsin, the most likely Republican candidate for Ryan's seat is state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, multiple Republicans in the state said.

The speaker is by far the most prominent figure fleeing Congress in a long season of Republican retirements.

A self-styled budget expert, Ryan had made the tax cuts Congress delivered past year a centerpiece of his small-government agenda and a personal cause, even though they helped skyrocket projected annual deficits toward $1 trillion.

Ryan, 48, planned to face reporters later Wednesday morning. Both sought anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

"Although Speaker Ryan leaves big shoes to fill, I am confident a strong leader will emerge and continue the effort to reform Washington and keep our nation great", August said.

In 2012, he became GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's running mate.

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