Ryan Retirement Rocks GOP2018-04-11
House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced he is retiring from Congress at the age of 48, striking a blow to GOP members who saw the Wisconsin legislator as a counterbalance to the chaos of administration of President Donald Trump.
What will Ryan’s decision mean for the ability of the GOP to keep control of Congress in the midterm elections this fall? Can a lame-duck speaker still be a fundraising and campaigning juggernaut?
And what’s next for Ryan? Will he opt for a career in the private sector, or is the former GOP vice presidential candidate positioning himself to take on Trump in 2020?
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