Ryan Willing To Step Up As Speaker If Major GOP Groups Endorse Him – The Daily Caller


WASHINGTON — The House Republican Conference met Tuesday evening and decided that the three House GOP main factions — the Freedom Caucus, the Republican Study Committee, and the Tuesday group — will each decide whether their respective groups should endorse House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan by the end of the week.

“That will be a decision they need to make by Friday, so that he will either go forward as a candidate or that others can prepare,” Republican California Rep. Darrel Issa told reporters. According to Issa, there was overwhelming applause in the conference at the idea of a consensus on Ryan by the end of the week. “I heard no dissent at all so I think we are well on our way to at least having those three groups meet.”

“He would demand regular order,” Issa told The Daily Caller.

Members say that Ryan said that he made himself available to be their speaker if they wanted him. However, according to members at the meting, he specifically mentioned he wanted all three groups’ support and wants to know by the end of this week.

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