House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-Election

(From ABC News)

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., announced Wednesday that he plans to leave Congress at the end of his term in January.

“It’s a big job with a lot riding on you and you feel it. You realize you hold the office for a small part of our history… and I think we have achieved a heck of a lot,” Ryan said at a morning news conference.

“I did not seek this job. I took it reluctantly. But I have given this job everything I have,” he said. “To be clear, I am not resigning. I will serve my full term as I was elected to do.”

Ryan broke the news during a GOP Conference meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, telling members that he would not seek re-election in November. He said he wanted to spend more time with his family as husband and father.

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