Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is no favorite of conservatives.
He’s collaborated with Democrats to fund 100% of Obama’s agenda.
And most recently he’s worked tirelessly to undermine Donald Trump’s campaign to clear the path for Hillary Clinton.
But his constant betrayals of grassroots conservatives are starting to catch up to him.
And new reports reveal he may just walk away from the position of Speaker of the House.
The Hill reports:
“Speculation is growing that Paul will not return,” said one senior GOP lawmaker close to leadership.
The lawmaker noted that if the GOP majority shrinks, Ryan could lose next year’s floor vote to remain Speaker with a relatively small number of GOP defections.
“Why would he put himself in a situation where as few as 10 dissident members or one ill-timed quote from Trump could put his future in jeopardy?”
“The outcome of the presidential race is a major factor for Ryan.
“If Trump loses narrowly to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, he and his die-hard loyalists will almost certainly try to pin some of the blame on Ryan.
“Those who talk to Paul say he is all in to stay Speaker,” the lawmaker continued. “But if you talk to members from the South, many will struggle to vote for him — even though they like him — because their constituents are furious” over his treatment of Trump.”
“One conservative GOP lawmaker told The Hill last week that a “fresh start” might be needed in the House and that Ryan would probably “”tep aside.”
Ryan supports amnesty, global trade deals and unending foreign wars.
Trump won the GOP nomination campaigning against all three.
Some conservatives speculate Ryan is sabotaging Trump to clear the way for his own White House bid in 2020.
But did Ryan misplay his hand?
By working toward defeating Trump, did Ryan erode enough support in his own caucus that he would lose a vote on the House floor to be speaker?
If so, many believe he would resign as Speaker before suffering the embarrassment of a contested floor vote.