Eli Ridder | The Avro Post
United States lower legislature Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election in the House of Representatives and will soon announce his recent decision, U.S. media revealed on Wednesday morning.
The speaker’s office confirmed the reports, saying that Mr. Ryan retire at end his term in January 2019.
Ryan, the highest ranking member of the House and third in line on the Republican Party hierarchy, will tell GOP lawmakers in a conference meeting, according to CNN, citing dual sources familiar with the matter.
The speaker has been in Congress since 1999 and took his current role in 2015, and had told CBS News in January that re-election was a decison he was making with his wife.
The news of his retirement was first reported by the Axios news agency.
More details to follow. Image of Paul Ryan from the speaker government website.