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 denies the speculation, which has swirled for months.
“There is certainly a school of thought that says ‘leave on a high note,’” a GOP lawmaker close to Ryan told The Hill in November. “And passage of tax reform would be a high note for a guy that’s spent 18 years in Congress working on it.” – READ MORE