On Thursday, rumors peaked regarding Speaker Paul Ryan’s end with Congress. According to Politico, several friends and colleagues of Ryan said that he will be quitting Congress following the 2018 midterm elections.
They said that “not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.”
Several sources have reported that Ryan will be retiring, though the Speaker has not confirmed any of the rumors. In fact, when reporters speculated his move on Thursday, Ryan laughed it off.
He then went on to talk about what his goals would be for 2018, including healthcare reform, Medicaid, and welfare reform.
Now, Press Secretary Sanders has revealed what President Trump feels about these rumors.
At Thursday’s press briefing, Sanders said that the rumors are inaccurate and that Ryan has not admitted that he plans on leaving Congress after 2018.
She said, “The president did speak to the Speaker not too long ago and made sure that the Speaker knew very clearly…that if that news was true he was very unhappy with it.”
To President Trump’s warning, Ryan reportedly responded positively.
Sanders said that Ryan “assured the president that those were not accurate reports and that they look forward to working together for a long time.”
For now, it appears that the rumors are just speculations and that there is no validity behind them. We will continue to update as more information is released.
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