Speaker Paul Ryan announces he will not seek re-election: ‘I have no regrets’


At a news conference, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces that he will not seek re-election, saying, “I think we have achieved a heck of a lot.” He adds that although he became Speaker with reluctance, “I have given this job everything I have, and I have no regrets whatsoever.” He denies that the prospect of losing the Speakership in November had anything to do with his decision.