Sunday, October 30, 2016

House Speaker Ryan pressured by conservatives, Trump backers

From AP  by Alan Fram  -- 

House Speaker Paul Ryan is under fire from fellow Republicans upset with his messy political divorce from Donald Trump, with some threatening an effort to oust him.

So far, the rumblings are limited and no one has advanced a potential replacement nearly as respected among colleagues as the Wisconsin Republican. That suggests an uphill path to deposing Ryan, who was his party's 2012 vice presidential nominee and could harbor White House ambitions.

The Nov. 8 election seems sure to shrink the House GOP's majority. If Trump loses the presidential race to Democrat Hillary Clinton, disgruntled conservatives wouldn't need many votes to topple Ryan.

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