MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan does not want to be speaker of the House.
The Wisconsin Republican on Thursday issued a statement saying he was disappointed in Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s surprise decision to withdraw from the contest to replace Rep. John Boehner.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Woman Found Stabbed To Death On Shakopee Sidewalk
Ryan had said when Boehner announced his resignation that he wasn’t interested in being speaker, and he repeated that Thursday.READ MORE: MPD: Speeding Motorist In Stolen Minivan Fatally Strikes Man Standing Outside, Flees The Scene
Ryan says McCarthy is the best person to lead the House and he is disappointed in his decision. Ryan says it’s important for Republicans to deliberate and find new candidates, but that won’t include him.
Ryan serves as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Scent Of Smoke Fills The Air As Wildfire Haze Reduces Air Quality
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