The reluctant Rep. Paul Ryan has reportedly been named the Republican Party’s nominee to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House. Sources indicate the party voted via secret ballot Wednesday, presenting the Wisconsin congressman with a clear victory.
— CNN (@CNN) October 28, 2015
With 200 votes, Ryan received more than four times as many votes as his nearest competitor. The fact that the conservative House Freedom Caucus led a charge that garnered 43 votes for Florida Rep. Daniel Webster, however, shows Ryan has an uphill battle toward becoming the uniting force he insisted the party needs.
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South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy warned conservatives against believing everything they read about Ryan.
“Maybe we should be the ones to define conservatism,” he reportedly said during Ryan’s nomination speech, “instead of some blogger who’s never held office.”
Assuming he receives similar support in Thursday’s general election, Paul will become the nation’s 62nd House speaker.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 28, 2015
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