GOP Lawmaker Suspects Paul Ryan Leaving Congress To Salvage Reputation Ahead Of Possible Presidential Run (VIDEO)

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) told the Fox Business Network Wednesday that he believes House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision not to seek re-election is closely tied to his underlying presidential ambitions. 

When asked why he thinks Ryan is bowing out, Massie replied, “My Kentucky gut says this man wants to be president and that he knows that after another term as Speaker and a few more omnibus bills like this, he will be wholly unsuitable to the Republican base to be president.”

As Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit reported, Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election.

Brendan Buck, Counselor to the Speaker, released the following statement

Paul Ryan: I gave this job everything I had. The truth is it’s easy for it to take over everything in your life. Today I am announcing that this year is my last year as a member of the House… It’s almost hard to believe but I have been a member of Congress for two decades… I will be setting new priorities in my life… I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to do… Our two biggest achievements – tax cuts and second to build our nation’s military. These I see as lasting victories… I want to be clear I’m not done yet… I believe its future is bright… I tried to bring as much Wisconsin to Congress as possible…

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