Ryan on presidential speculation: ‘Knock it off’
MADISON, Wis. — House Speaker Paul Ryan has a message to everyone in the political chattering class who’s speculating that he might emerge as the Republican nominee from a contested convention and save the party from front-runner Donald Trump: “Knock it off.”
The Wisconsin Republican, thrust into the speakership after John Boehner was squeezed out, says he is not interested in being the savior of a GOP establishment appalled by Trump.
The 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee reminded reporters on Thursday that he decided more than a year ago to take a pass on a presidential bid.
When asked about speculation that he might become the nominee, Ryan told reporters, “It is not me.”