"It's not about Paul Ryan".
Mr Ryan and other prominent pro-trade, inclusive lawmakers warned against Mr Trump's trade war threats and his sabre-rattling, but their concerns appear to have been swept aside.
Once home to USA automaker plants in Kenosha and Janesville, the area from south-central Wisconsin to Milwaukee's blue-collar south side was represented by Democrat Les Aspin for more than 20 years before plant closures chipped away at its union-Democrat profile. Just last month, the neo-Nazi Arthur Jones won the Republican nomination for an IL congressional seat after the party failed to nominate another candidate.
"Paul Ryan made a decision to quit today rather than face Randy Bryce and the voters".
On the Democratic side, Randy Bryce, a union iron worker, presents a formidable challenge with almost $5 million raised already.
"At that point we'll know if we're going to elect a Republican or Democratic speaker", he said. "We are grateful for his service to our country and his leadership in our Party". "So I will be setting new priorities in my life", he said. He's represented Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District since 1999. He leaves the office of Speaker with the Affordable Care Act still fundamentally sound.
While acquiescing in this spending binge, Ryan had to bite his tongue and pretend that he didn't hear the president praising neo-Nazis, defending Confederate monuments, vilifying mainly African American National Football League players, referring to African countries, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes", demonizing immigrants as rapists and murderers, endorsing an accused child molester for the Senate and committing a thousand other infractions against common decency.
"History will not be kind to Paul Ryan".
Third, Donald Trump is not the easiest president in the world to coordinate with legislatively. Yet with 9 in 10 Democratic voters disapproving Trump's performance as special counsel Robert Mueller 's investigation closes in, leaders of a Democratic House could not prevent a 2019 impeachment drive even if they considered it counterproductive.
All of that smooths the path for Democrats to recapture the House in November and hand Nancy Pelosi the speaker's gavel once again. His departure will encourage colleagues unsure about their prospects to make the same decision.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he would like to see action this year on a rewrite of U.S. farm policy and legislation protecting young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, despite signs both are likely to stall. Voters in Wisconsin want change - and that's why both Ryan and Walker faced hard paths to re-election. "His bigoted rhetoric and his reprehensible statements should disqualify him from holding any public office, and we are confident voters in Southern Wisconsin feel the same way".
"He has been running away from his constituents and refusing to hold town halls". McCarthy's 2015 bidding to become speaker neglected part as he didn't possess the votes from your house independence Caucus, the chamber's about conservative wing. "Ryan's retirement provides an opening for a champion for working people to take his place".