Republican Rep. Paul Ryan is being called on by many of his peers to serve as Speaker of the House following Rep. John Boehner’s exit, however he is wary about taking the position until the conservative Freedom Caucus agrees to endorse him.
If they do, it could go down in history as the only thing that the House Freedom Caucus and Senator Harry Reid ever agreed on. Ever.
Harry Reid just gave Paul Ryan an unwelcome endorsement for speaker.
The Democratic leader offered his surprise backing for Ryan (R-Wis.) to assume the House speakership, saying he hopes Ryan runs and wins the job because he’s a “Paul Ryan fan.”
“He appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable. I mean look at some of the other people,” Reid said. “I don’t agree with him on much of what he does. I think what he’s done with Medicare and Medicaid, what he’s wanted to do I disagree with. But generally speaking we’ve been able to work with him.”
So… that just happened.