In calls this morning with his leadership team, House Speaker Paul Ryan said his decision to retire in January was about spending more time with his family, according to CNN. (Isn’t that what they always say…?)
Brendan Buck, counselor to the House Speaker just sent out this statement:
“This morning Speaker Ryan shared with his colleagues that this will be his last year as a member of the House. He will serve out his full term, run through the tape, and then retire in January. 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. While he did not seek the position, he told his colleagues that serving as speaker has been the professional honor of his life, and he thanked them for the trust they placed in him. He will discuss his decision at a press conference immediately following the member meeting.“
Running scared, huh?
Well that’s some good news for a change, kids! We won’t have to look at this goony face anymore.
(Photos, Wikipedia screen shot; via CNN)