Voters are growing sick of Paul Ryan- and he knows it. A Nevada politician revealed Monday that Ryan is thinking about resigning as Speaker of the House. People are already whispering about who might take his place.
“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,” Rep. Mark Amodei said.
“Now that is interesting because nobody has talked to members (of the U.S. House) on how they are going to vote (on new leadership)… Now, maybe they have talked to all of the members but me. I don’t know, so that is the rumor mill from last week.”
Scalise is the House majority whip. Less than a year ago he was shot during a congressional sports team practice. He’s a respected member of the Republican party.
Ryan, meanwhile, has been losing popularity for a while. He’s set up himself up against the president too many times.
“I don’t know. If I was just guessing, he wanted to do the tax-cut bill,” Amodei said, explaining why he thought Ryan might willing to resign now.
“You know, (former Speaker) John Boehner said the thing: ‘Hey, I checked all of the boxes I thought were important and I’m moving on to whatever else.'”
Republicans would be relieved if Ryan resigned. Although, he’s probably not disappearing from politics. A White House run seems likely.
“If it, in fact, is true, I know that Paul Ryan thinks he wants to play on the national stage in some capacity or another, so I don’t know what that means… You asked me so I’m going to answer you.
And my speculation is this: The White House and Paul Ryan would probably not be a great fit,” Amodei said.