John Boehner nominates Paul Ryan for president
The former house speaker spoke out regarding the election for the first time, and nominated current House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Paul Ryan for president? Well, that’s what former Speaker of the House John Boehner thinks at least, Politico reported.
Boehner, speaking at an event in Boca Raton, Florida, on Wednesday threw his support behind Ryan saying "anybody can be nominated” at the GOP convention in Cleveland this July, The Hill reported.
"If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," Boehner explained. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I'm for none of the above. I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee."
Is Ryan up for it? Not so much.
"The speaker is grateful for the support, but he is not interested.” Ryan’s spokeswoman AshLee Strong responded via email. “He will not accept a nomination and believes our nominee should be someone who ran this year."
Ryan even said himself that he was happy in his current position during an interview with CNBC saying one "should run for president if you're gonna be president, if you wanna be president."
Well, so much for that.
However, remember, that Ryan said the same thing about taking up the role of speaker. Though he was reluctant at first Ryan eventually took up the position. Maybe he'll change his mind again.
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