RNC’s Priebus Endorses Paul Ryan for Speaker

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Washington, DC

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus isn’t wasting time.

After the House Republican Conference nominated Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner–but a day before the vote that could make Ryan the 62nd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives–Priebus released the following statement:

Paul Ryan is the right person, at the right time to lead the House of Representatives during this critical period in our country’s history. Paul is a family man and a personal friend who Sally and I have been blessed to know for many years. Paul is also a conservative leader who has selflessly dedicated himself to making this country a better place for all Americans and I know that will be his driving focus as our next Speaker.