Date: December 15, 2017
“Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is reportedly considering retiring after the 2018 midterm elections.
Politico reported Thursday that Ryan has told his “closest confidants” that his current term as Speaker will be his last.
According to Politico interviews with three dozen of Ryan’s colleagues, aides, lobbyists and allies, “not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.”
Ryan told reporters on Thursday that he is not planning on leaving the House.
Asked at the end of his weekly press conference Thursday whether he was leaving Congress “soon,” Ryan chuckled and replied as he walked off the stage: “I’m not, no.”