Numerous sources are reporting that House Speaker Paul Ryan told his friends that he will not seek reelection in 2018, which should end up being a blow to the GOP’s midterm election efforts.
“This is a Titanic, tectonic shift… This is going to make every Republican donor believe the House can’t be held.” The announcement will help Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in his fundraising because “the Senate becomes the last bastion,” Washington’s “best-wired” Republican said.
Paul Ryan will “soon” announce that he won’t run for reelection in November, according to sources with knowledge of the conversations. Ryan was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, and has long harbored presidential ambitions. His friends say he could make another run in the future.
But the reason he is not seeking re-election, according to his friends, is because he has become endlessly frustrated, in major part due to President Trump. Yes, scumbag Paul Ryan is quitting Congress because he cannot take Trump. That’s how bad Trump is. Ryan will probably be replaced by Kevin McCarthy or Steve Scalise, assuming of course that they can win in 2018.