Paul Ryan: 'We Need More Minorities, More Women in Our Party'


In his first major interview since announcing he will not run for re-election, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was interviewed by "CBS This Morning" host Gayle King, who grilled him about the lack of representation of women and people of color in the Republican Party.

"Scuttlebutt is that Paul will have to step down from [the] speakership soon", one unnamed source close to leadership told Axios' Jonathan Swan and Mike Allen.

However, some rankandfile House members show up anxious.

In the librarian's office just prior to the speech, a reporter asked Ryan if choosing Lee to introduce him was a "tip of the cap" to conservatives. "Enough donors from the old Romney-Ryan world will write checks to Ryan to save the majority". Ryan was a protege of the late Jack Kemp, the quarterback-turned-legislator who was the prime advocate starting in the 1970s and 80s of an opportunity-based, inclusive and tolerant Republican conservatism. The House speaker has not given his support behind legislation to protect Mueller. Add in almost $300 billion in additional spending over the next two years passed by Congress in March, and you're looking at trillion-dollar annual deficits as far as the eye can see.

At the conference meeting, Ryan, who has had a hard relationship with Trump, thanked the president for giving him the chance to move the GOP ahead. "It's a very partisan environment and I think that problem has been exacerbated under President Trump". "He's ready to go if/when Ryan steps aside".

And yet, Ryan does leave the speakership with his party far more unified than it had been.

It is a job that he was forced to take and not something that he wanted. If we lose focus on that, Nancy Pelosi will be speaker. Ron Haskins, the co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the nonpartisan Brookings Institution think tank, reported on Census Bureau data showing that after the 1994 reforms, "the total income of these low-income families increased by more than 25 percent over the period (in constant dollars)". "I just can't let that happen". "He and I are good friends".

The only declared Republicans so far are white supremacist Paul Nehlen, who was banned from Twitter earlier this year for a series of posts criticized as racist and anti-Semitic, and Nick Polce, an Army veteran who co-owns a security-consulting firm.

In the upcoming re-election in southern Wisconsin district, Ryan would be up against Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce, a former Army sergeant who works as an ironworker near Racine, Wisconsin. He had almost $2.3 million in the bank at the end of the first quarter. That makes $4.75 million in total donations.

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The Republicans' golden boy, Paul Ryan, is no more. With almost $5 million raised to date, a strong field program aided by organized labor, a broad coalition of support locally and nationally, Randy Bryce is incredibly well positioned to be the next representative for the First District.

Paul Ryan will easily add to his already considerable net worth if he opts to stray from his native Wisconsin to join a corporate board or dabble in Washington power struggles when he retires next year as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Donald Trump would not reflect on those comments and apologize.

With midterm elections quickly approaching, Democrats rush to fill the majority in Congress.

"Trump only won our district by 10; he won PA-18 by 19", Hitt said.

"If we do our job, as we are, we are going to be fine as a majority", he said. One staffer called this tactic a game of Russian roulette-a hope that final CBO scores would not blow up in members' faces after they voted for the bill. "I don't know, so that is the rumor mill from last week".

Furthermore, Paul Ryan is not a commentator. Ryan was never likely to get entitlement reform.

The leadership position to be vacated by Ryan will most likely be filled either by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), or Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) - the two top contenders for the spot.

Boehner left in 2015, pretty much declaring the GOP majority to be ungovernable.

But the congressman said it's unlikely that he'd serve in Trump's Cabinet or at the White House. "When I look at the picture, I don't feel very celebratory".