Paul Ryan May Run For Speaker: Here Are His Conditions

Paul Ryan May Run For Speaker: Here Are His Conditions

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan may run for Speaker of the House, but evidently, he has some demands.

Among other things, Ryan wants to make sure he has the full support of the House GOP, and he also wants to delegate duties so he can get to see his family.

According to the Washington Post:

“Ryan met Tuesday evening with tea party hard-liners and later with the larger group of House Republicans. His allies said they expected him to make clear that he will move to formally seek the speaker’s gavel only if he has the nearly unanimous support of his GOP colleagues, arguing that a speaker who starts with uncertain political capital would face a constant threat of intraparty reprisals.

Ryan, 45, is expected to continue meeting Wednesday with House Republicans to explore his reluctant candidacy for speaker, evaluating whether the groundswell of enthusiasm that has greeted him in recent weeks can be sustained over the long haul.

At the top of Ryan’s list of demands, his associates said, is a desire to lead the House GOP as its spokesman and agenda setter without the threat of revolt from the right, halting a dynamic that has dominated the tumultuous speakership of John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who announced last month that he would leave Congress at the end of October. Another aim would be to delegate some of the job’s travel and fundraising demands so that Ryan could spend enough time with his wife and school-age children.”

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