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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Retirement Announcement

April 11, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) announced he will not run for re-election:

“While I disagree with Speaker Ryan on many policy issues, I have personally found him to be a good man with a kind heart. Speaker Ryan has led the House of Representatives with dignity and honor. I wish Paul and his family all the best as he transitions to private life.

“Today’s retirement announcement is yet another sign of the disarray that President Donald Trump’s corruption and incompetence is causing for Congressional Republicans. When the House elects its next Speaker in January, I fully expect it will be someone who will stand up to President Trump and fight for A Better Deal for working families.”