Breaking: Speaker Paul Ryan Announces Retirement from Congress (Video)

Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday he is retiring from Congress and will not seek reelection.

Brendan Buck, Counselor to the Speaker released a statement moments ago.

Paul Ryan made the official announcement at 10:15 AM Eastern.

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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