Breaking: Paul Ryan Elected New Speaker Of The House

Breaking: Paul Ryan Elected New Speaker Of The House

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) at the 2012 Republican National Convention Harry E. Walker/MCT/Zumapress.com

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has officially been elected Speaker Of The House, replacing John Boehner in the House’s top leadership position.

All but 9 of the 247 Republicans voted for Ryan…

According to The Hill:

“Lawmakers on Thursday elected Rep. Paul Ryan as the 54th Speaker of the House, putting an end to weeks of uncertainty over who would lead the raucous 247-member GOP conference after John Boehner’s surprise resignation.

Ryan’s election gives House Republicans a chance to hit the reset button. Throughout Boehner’s nearly five years as Speaker, centrist members and Tea Party conservatives were at war with each other over policy and tactics. Now, it’s all Ryan’s problem.”