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House Republicans Unanimously Re-elect Paul Ryan as Speaker

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 13:10
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If there was any speculation about the fate of House speaker Paul Ryan following his acrimonious relationship with Donald Trump over the past few months, that can now be forgotten because moments ago House Republicans unanimously reelected Ryan as speaker for the next Congress.

.@SpeakerRyan unanimously re-elected Speaker-Elect for the 115th Congress.

— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) November 15, 2016

As Bloomberg reports, Paul Ryan can thank Donald Trump for helping shore up his hold on the job.

The president-elect’s appointment Sunday of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to be his White House chief of staff was a key signal to House Republicans that Trump plans to try working with Ryan, a man he attacked bitterly on Twitter several times in the final months of the campaign.

“Welcome to the dawn of a new, unified Republican government,” Ryan toldreporters Tuesday after House Republicans’ weekly closed-door meeting. “This will be a government focused on turning President-elect Trump’s victory into real progress for the American people.”

Ryan and Priebus are longtime friends and allies who rose through the same ladder of Wisconsin politics.

“Hiring Reince Priebus as his chief of staff is a perfect indication of our new president’s desire to get things done,” Ryan said during a Wisconsin radio interview Monday. “Not to mention the fact that we all know Reince very well.“

Priebus’s appointment has buoyed Republican hopes that Congress will be able to work closely with a Trump White House to enact significant legislation.

“It’s a good thing, I think, for both the White House and certainly a good thing for the House conference that we’ve got the kind of relationship that Reince and Paul have with one another built up over the years,” said Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

Cole also noted that Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who served in the House for 12 years, is close friends with Ryan as well.

We note that the entire U.S. House will vote to formally select the speaker in January 2017.


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  • The republicans in congress have been talking shit to the herd for decades now.
    IF they cooperate with President Trump it will take less than 6 months for us to find out who is talking shit and who is speaking fact.

    We will know because If President Trump is as he claims he will attempt to get a budget passed that will fund the snot out of the INS as well as set the wheels in motion to re-establish and guard our borders, and the republicans in congress will have no trouble getting the votes together to get whatever President Trump attempts through the house and senate.

    If President Trump does NOT do this, we will all know he is just another bought and paid for big brother slave, and if congress fights President Trump all the way we will know that they are bought and paid for big brother slaves.

    This is going to be the true test of what is what in american government.

    • Ryan probably got read the Riot Act, and now will be a good lap doggie.

      • I certainly hope that is what it is all about, and that the fact that Donald Trump became President Elect Trump in spite of his rather undesirable human flaws has slapped the republican party on the ass hard enough to wake them up a little to the fact they still are at least expected to pretend to represent the public, if not actually represent the public.

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