Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner is giving Rep. Paul Ryan his blessing, after Ryan outlined what it would take for him to run for Speaker of the House.
“Listen, I think that Paul Ryan would make a great Speaker but this decision is up to the members,” Boehner told reporters during a press conference this morning.
Ryan’s list of demands included a rule change surrounding the motion to vacate the chair, a threat that frequently threatened Boehner’s speakership.
He also appeared optimistic that Ryan would succeed.
“I think that Paul is going to get the support that he is looking for, I thought he laid out a very clear vision of how he would run the Speakership, and I thought the members responded very well to it,” he said.