Fake News says he is, but Lyin’ Ryan says no. So, who do we believe more. Or less?
Zero Hedge: Paul Ryan Reportedly Retiring After 2018 Midterms; Speaker Denies.
According to a Politico report, House Speaker Paul Ryan is considering retiring after the 2018 midterms. In the report, Ryan has allegedly told his “closest confidants” that his current term as speaker will be his last:
Despite several landmark legislative wins this year, and a better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump, Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP.
To validate its report, Politico interviewed “three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists” and “not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.”
Update: I just saw Breitbart’s story-
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) may be on his way out of Congress after the end of this term. Sources close to Ryan have confirmed to Breitbart News that the Speaker is considering retiring after nine terms in the House…
He wouldn’t have to share the ballot with Trump again in 2020,” Politico writes.