House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced on Wednesday that he won’t seek re-election in November. Ryan will retire in January after serving his full term, Fox News reported, citing a statement from his office.
“After nearly twenty years in the House, the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished and is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father. While he did not seek the position, he told his colleagues that serving as speaker has been the professional honor of his life, and he thanked them for the trust they placed in him,” Brendan Buck, counselor to the speaker, said in the statement.
Ryan was instrumental in passing Trump’s tax-reform bill, something the speaker had pushed for years.