House Speaker Paul Ryan Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2018, ‘No Regrets’ About Accepting The Speakership
By CBS NEWS // April 11, 2018
Ryan Will serve out the rest of his term
ABOVE VIDEO: Paul Ryan calls speakership one of the “greatest honors of my life”
(CBS NEWS) – After months of speculation about his political future, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2018. He will, however, serve out the rest of his term.
He informed his GOP colleagues he was not running for re-election so he could spend more time with his three children — their childhood is quickly ending, he said, and he wants to be a dad. Ryan received several ovations and many members shed tears, a source with direct knowledge told CBS News Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett.
Ryan addressed reporter’s at the weekly House GOP conference on Wednesday, saying he was “proud of what this congress has achieved.”
“I think we’ve achieved a heck of a lot. We all know that I did not seek this job, I took it reluctantly but I have given this job everything that I have,” Ryan said at the press conference. He added that he had “no regrets” for having accepted the responsibility of the speakership.