Bummer: Rumor that Paul Ryan Was Retiring in 2018 Was Just a Rumor
The Politico published a rumor this morning the GOP elite and amnesty advocate Paul Ryan was retiring in 2018.
Despite several landmark legislative wins this year, and a better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump, Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP.
But it was a false alarm.
Paul Ryan’s spokesman says the rumor published in Politico was not true.
“This is pure speculation. As the speaker himself said today, he’s not going anywhere any time soon.”
Spokesman for Paul Ryan responds to rumors the Speaker is planning to retire from Congress: “This is pure speculation. As the speaker himself said today, he’s not going anywhere any time soon.”
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) December 14, 2017
We should have known it was just a bad rumor — Ryan needs to pass amnesty before he leaves office.
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press corps on Thursday that President Trump spoke to Speaker Ryan and Speaker Ryan assured him he was not leaving in 2018.