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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Ryan says he will not step down as Speaker following the election

Paul Ryan addressed rumors that he would step down as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday, calling for unity from the Republican party before voters head to the polls Tuesday.

Reports last week claimed Ryan no longer wanted to be speaker and planned to step down after the election. While out campaigning with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Friday, Ryan told constituents not to believe everything they read.

"I am interested in staying on as speaker. You want to know why? Because we have an agenda that we have to put into law in 2017. I helped create it," Ryan told reporters.

Ryan also assured voters that Republicans are presenting a united front, despite the tumultuous and unusual election cycle. There is some concern that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump might push voters away from other Republicans, like Johnson.

Ryan said that no one person controls the Republican Party and that the best way to fight a potential Democratic sweep is unity, rather than discord, from his fellow Republicans.

"No we are coming together," Ryan said. "We as Republicans are unifying. You know why we're unifying? Because we've got to get this country back on track."

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