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Paul Ryan Spokesman: Speaker Is Not Resigning

Earlier today we reported on a serious rumor circulating on the Hill that Speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to resign as early as 30 days and will be replaced by Rep. Steve Scalise.

Speaker Ryan’s spokesman fired back quickly to quash the rumor detailing, “The Speaker is not resigning.

Whip Scalise is proud to serve alongside Speaker Ryan, and fully supports him to remain Speaker.”

That’s reassuring. With Democrats looking for any and every possible way to impeach President Trump, the last thing we need is a leadership fight in the House.

Now if we can just get some real legislation passed that doesn’t cost a trillion dollars, that would be great, thanks.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Paul Ryan’s spokesperson is denying a claim by Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., that the speaker is resigning soon according to a Capitol Hill “rumor.”

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Spokesperson AshLee Strong said Ryan, R-Wis., isn’t going anywhere.

“The Speaker is not resigning,” Strong told the Washington Examiner in a statement.

Amodei, who represents Nevada’s 2nd District, caused a stir Monday in an interview with Nevada Newsmakers when he said he believed Ryan is ready to leave Congress on a month or two.

“The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new speaker,” Amodei said on the show, which covers politics and can be viewed online.

A spokesperson for Scalise denied the claim.

“Whip Scalise is proud to serve alongside Speaker Ryan, and fully supports him to remain Speaker,” spokesperson Lauren Fine said.

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