Friday, December 15, 2017

The Ryan Game

The only way I see Paul Ryan resigning is if he can’t keep the GOP base happy and can’t pass the Republican agenda.  That’s pretty much what happened to his predecessor John Boehner.

So far Speaker Ryan has been unable to do either, but he’s not going to give up just yet.  He’s going to wait until the Democrats take back one or both Houses of Congress in 2018 or until the entire Trump administration collapses and he’s next in line for presidential succession.

One bark on “The Ryan Game

  1. Word is he wants to spend more time with his family. This is the usual reason offered in most cases of Representatives ducking out, but this time it appears to be true. He wanted to do so a few years ago and John Boehner persuaded him to stick around. Every member of Congress expects him to be gone by 2018 if not before. So now we can expect a dog fight among those who want to succeed him. More divisiveness in the House coming your way.

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