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Bryce Calls on Ryan to Resign Immediately

Following Ryan's comments that he intends to use his remaining 9 months to focus on fundraising

By - Apr 13th, 2018 01:12 pm
Paul Ryan. Photo from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

Paul Ryan. Photo from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

RACINE, WI – Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce is calling on Speaker Ryan to resign immediately, following comments from the Speaker and his allies that Ryan intends to primarily use his remaining nine months in office to fundraise across the country.

“The people of the First District deserve a Congressman who will actually represent them and fight for their interests, not one who is going to dedicate the better part of a year to fundraising for other Representatives across the country. Ryan’s statements yesterday mean that Southeastern Wisconsin won’t be represented in Congress until late January of next year. Ryan should step down immediately, so we can have a special election, and get a Congressman who will actually work for the people of the First District in 2018.”

The head of Ryan’s super PAC was very clear yesterday about how the Speaker would be spending his remaining time in office, saying “If anything, Ryan’s decision ‘frees up the speaker to raise more money for Republicans across the country,’ said Corry Bliss, executive director at the Congressional Leadership Fund.” (AP, 2/12/2018)

Ryan confirmed Bliss’ statement when he told reporters yesterday afternoon that he was confident he would retain his Speakership until the end of his term because “There is nobody who’s comes close to being able to raise the kind of funds I have and still can raise for this majority. It makes no sense to take the biggest fundraiser off the field.” (USA Today, 4/12/2018 – emphasis added)

About Randy Bryce

Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.

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2 thoughts on “Bryce Calls on Ryan to Resign Immediately”

  1. MKE Kid says:

    Hey, ‘Stache, let the leaker suck as much as he can out of a fraud of a tax funded career. Makes him look all the more pathetic and hypocritical career politician that Ryan is. Same with Walker. Stop grandstanding. Believe or not, some of us Wisconsinites don’t have the attention span of a flea.

  2. LenaTaylorNeedsToResign says:

    My guess is that PornStache will quietly be offered a later job and shown the door if the Dems decide to field a serious candidate, like a Peter Barca. Before the Ryan news the race was seen as sacrificial; now, maybe not so much in their eyes.

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