When we saw the report in Politico, we didn’t believe it.
But soon conservative and neutral websites started to pick up the story.
House majority leader and resident RINO-in-chief Paul Ryan is considering retirement, unhappy with his low approval rating and the prospect of campaigning with Trump in 2020.
More from Breitbart:
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) may be on his way out of Congress after the end of this term.
Sources close to Ryan have confirmed to Breitbart News that the Speaker is considering retiring after nine terms in the House.
Thursday, Politico’s news magazine published an extensive report strongly reinforcing this speculation. According to Politico, “In recent interviews with three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists—not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.”
The Politico piece claims Ryan “was tiring of D.C. even before reluctantly accepting the speakership” and that he “told his predecessor, John Boehner, that it would be his last job in politics — and that it wasn’t a long-term proposition.”
But Politico’s sources admit Ryan’s tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump, whose candidacy and victory threw Ryan’s party into disarray and alienated his core pro-business constituency, may be the real motive behind Ryan’s decision not to run again. “
The best part of this scenario, people close to the speaker emphasize: He wouldn’t have to share the ballot with Trump again in 2020,” Politico writes.
It seems like Trump could win 10 elections in a row, and establishment Republicans will still treat him like “political poison.”