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Who Will Replace Ryan as Speaker of House – McCarthy, Scalise, Jordan or Who?

Who Will Replace Ryan as Speaker of House – McCarthy, Scalise, Jordan or Who?
April 19
14:53 2018

source In 2012, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) nearly reached the pinnacle of his political career when he was chosen to be Mitt Romney’s Vice-Presidential running mate. Unfortunately, Romney and Ryan lost to Obama and Biden. Ryan remained in the House and when Rep. John Boehner resigned from House and as Speaker of the House in 2015, Ryan was elected by his fellow House Republicans to replace Boehner.

The Ryan shook the House and the Republican Party by announcing that he will not seek re-election this year. He promised to remain as Speaker of the House until his term expired, but a number of House Republicans say they don’t want to be led by a lame-duck Speaker, so the posturing has begun for Ryan’s replacement.

zyvoxid 600 mg infusion preis The question being asked now is who will replace Ryan as Speaker of the House?

One of the top candidates in House Majority Leader Keven McCarthy (R-CA). McCarthy, 53-years-of age, began his time as a US Representative in January 2007. He has served as House Republican Chief Deputy Whip (2009-2011), House Majority Whip (2011-2014) and as House Majority Leader (2014 to present). He has served on the House Committee on Financial Services.

Before serving in the US House, McCarthy was a member of the California State Assembly from 2002 to 2006. Before that, he was Chairman of the California Young Republicans and Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation.

The second top candidate to replace Ryan as House Speaker is Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). Scalise was headline news in June 2017 when he was shot while at practice for the annual congressional baseball fund raiser game. His condition was critical for days but Scalise proved he was a strong fighter and managed to fight back and return to the House.

He has been a member of the US House since May 2008 and has served as House Majority Whip beginning in 2014, replacing McCarthy in that position. Before going to Congress, Scalise served in the Louisiana House for 8 years and in the Louisiana Senate for 4 months before assuming his position in the US House.

Both men are reported to be conservatives, although Scalise may be more of a conservative than McCarthy. One may think that after being shot and nearly dying that Scalise would be pro-gun control, but he has taken a strong stand against most gun control measures.

Which man will replace Ryan or will neither of them be chosen as Ryan’s replacement?

Richard Viguerie, Chairman of Conservative HQ believes that neither man would make a good Speaker. He stated:

“Neither one of them are principled, limited government, constitutional conservatives. Neither one of them are going to be about the business of draining the swamp.”

Charles Dunn, a political scientist from Clemson University added his comment about Ryan’s replacement:

“If Republicans retain control of the House, I would say McCarthy would be the odds-on favorite to win the Speakership. But if Republicans lose control of the House, we would have to turn to history: When a party loses control of the House, usually it changes leadership especially if it’s a significant loss.”

Other political experts and pundits believe that a current member of the House Freedom Caucus may soon emerge as a candidate to replace Ryan. The House Freedom Caucus is a small group of very conservative members of Congress.

In fact, the founder of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has indicated he may launch a bid for the Speaker’s position. Jordan is described as being a hardline conservative firebrand.

Jordan has been a member of the US House since January 2007. Prior to that, he served in the Ohio Senate from 2001 to 2006 and before that in the Ohio House from 1995 to 2000.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules.

The 2 big questions facing the House at this time is when Republicans will be able to force Ryan out and if they do, who will they choose as his replacement. My first choice would be Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), but he is also not seeking re-election this year. Of the three men mentioned above, my first choice would be Jordan, with Scalise as a very close second and then McCarthy as a distant third.

Who do you think should take over?

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