He’s leaving. Another vestige of the pre-Trump era will soon be gone. Of course the spin has begun. Can the GOP hold the House without Ryan? Fret. Fret.
Yes. Odds are still on the Dems taking the House, barely, but Ryan’s departure isn’t as big a deal as some would like it to be.
(From Yahoo News)
“After nearly twenty years in the House, the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished and is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father,” Buck said.
The departure of 48-year-old Ryan could complicate Republican Party efforts to retain the House in November, when candidates may be dragged down by the unpopularity of President Donald Trump.
The announcement of his departure months before the election will give potential candidates for House Republican leadership positions plenty of time to campaign for support.