In House Speaker Search, Republicans Look To Paul Ryan
In a debate revealing a fractured Republican party, the search for a new speaker of the House of Representatives is proving difficult. After Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) dropped his bid, Republicans started looking to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to fill the shoes of resigning Speaker John Boehner.
Ryan, however, has openly declined to run, a decision many analysts attribute to having much larger ambitions, including a possible run at the White House. No other candidates, however, have risen to capture more support.
While the focus in Washington has been on the name of the next House speaker, others are looking at the less immediate race for the White House. In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” President Obama was asked about – among other things – his legacy and who he could see filling his shoes.
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Juana Summers of Mashable for a look at the week in politics.
- Juana Summers, political editor for Mashable. She tweets @jmsummers.
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