Speaking of swamp drain, a Thursday article in Politico claims that House Speaker Paul Ryan is contemplating his last term in Congress, i.e. he’ll step down in 2018. The article written by Tim Alberta and Rachael Bade reads:
“Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP,”
The article in Politico emphasizes Ryan’s presumable exit as pretty strange, saying that the House Speaker’s had, let me quote, a “better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump,” even if the latter is well known for constantly criticizing the former on Twitter:
Paul Ryan, a man who doesn’t know how to win (including failed run four years ago), must start focusing on the budget, military, vets etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
Paul Ryan is a known never Trumper and a swamp creature, being one of several prominent Congressmen who refused to support then candidate Donald Trump back in 2016’s presidential campaign:
So many great endorsements yesterday, except for Paul Ryan! We must put America first and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2016
Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2016