Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will be replacing John Boehner as Speaker of the House.
Ryan said, “The House is broken. We are not solving problems We are adding to them. We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean. Only a truly functioning House can represent the people.”
Ryan was officially nominated for Speaker of the House by GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan later administered the oath of office. Ryan’s family was seated in the House Chamber in the “Executive Gallery” which is where the First Lady sits during the State of The Union.
Ryan sent his first Tweet as newly-minted House speaker shortly after the vote tally.
Ryan received 236 votes. California Democrat and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi received 184 votes with others netting in the single digits.
Many conservatives are outraged that Paul, a “RINO” was elected. In the past, he has not stood up for conservative principles. On the other hand, though, he might be more willing to work with Democrats.
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