Sean Hannity: Paul Ryan Not the Man for Job as Speaker of the House

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AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom
Washington, DC

Conservative radio host Sean Hannity says Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) isn’t the right man to be Speaker of the House and is urging other members of the House to come up with another option.

Hannity told USA Today that Ryan “is probably one of the nicest men you’ll ever meet, but I don’t think that’s the job for him.”

“You ended up getting rid of Boehner, you ended up getting rid of McCarthy. … The dumbest thing you should do is stop there. Get the speaker that you want — work to get somebody that will fight the fight that you are looking to engage in,” Hannity stated.

He also weighed in on Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s remarks on the Benghazi committee, which the Democrats have charged is political, saying the backlash toward McCarthy “was way overblown.”

“I thought that it may be inarticulate, the comment that he made, but Benghazi should have been looked at. … This warrants an investigation on every level,” Hannity said.