Some people think that Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan is bailing at the end of his term because he foresees the GOP losing the house…and he doesn’t want to be the minority leader. So I guess, if he has no faith in his party, why is his party still standing behind him as House Speaker?
Or do they want to protect the reputation of prospective speakers by leaving the lame duck in place?
Despite being in favor of Dreamers fairly recently, he’s doing everything in his power to prevent DACA legislation from reaching the house floor. Many members of his caucus have signed on to the DACA bill, so why aren’t they clamoring to change the speaker?
The Senate just passed a new net neutrality bill and the speaker is blocking it from reaching the house? Why would the GOP keep him on as speaker?
He’s supposedly an asset for campaign fund raising for house races around the country…but I can’t imagine a lame duck is really that effective. And if running, would you want to have his help when every GOP candidate is running to hug President Trump?
And he’s continually left the house exposed as a loony bin by failing to rein in my pen pal, Representative Devin Nunes.
So why is Paul Ryan still the Speaker of the House?
Or is he still in that position to the GOP can continue to muzzle him until next January? It would seem that he’s in the perfect position to finally speak his mind and say how he really feels about the president and how the president has taken over and sullied the Republican Party.