Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., tells reporters he will not run for re-election amid Republican concerns over keeping their majority in the House of Representatives, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Paul Ryan’s retirement: proof the right is worried about the blue wave, the left says

From The New York Times: “Paul Ryan upends Republican hopes and plans for midterm elections.”

2. Paul Ryan implodes his party - ahead of schedule

From The Washington Post: “Ryan’s decision to retire will no doubt spur others to do the same, rather than be part of a November wipeout.”

3. Why Ryan called it quits

From Politico: “Paul Ryan‘s tenure atop the House of Representatives started as a martyrdom, of sorts — he said he didn't want the job but was shoehorned into it by his colleagues.”

The right says Ryan’s retirement is not about reelection fear