Speaker of the House is a thankless job where you are attacked on all sides. I wish Rep Paul Ryan well but fear Congress is full of representatives unequal to the task and more concerned about themselves and how they can continue in Congress while fattening up their income.
Ryan defeated his chief announced rival, Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida. Ryan received 200 votes and Webster 43. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee got one vote, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, who abandoned his bid for speaker, also got one.
“This begins a new day in the House of Representatives,” Ryan told reporters in brief remarks after the vote. “Tomorrow we are turning the page. We are not going to have a House that looks like it looked the last two years. We are going to move forward, we are going to unify.”
If you are counting, the House has 247 Republicans.
Let’s remember, he was talked into seeking the speaker’s post by establishment Republicans who saw him as best able to unify the tattered House GOP. Rep Paul Ryan – if you don’t intend to do your best for the people of the United States in this position then don’t ask for it. Be responsible for your actions.
It appears most people are upset with Congress. The only way we can get Congress to listen to us is to vote them out of office. If we don’t use our vote, they will only listen to the powerful lobbies who finance them. Whether you like you representative or not, even if it is Paul Ryan, vote them out is the only way we can show them the power of our votes.
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