Iowa Congressman Steve King told reporters Friday that there is a growing movement in the Republican caucus to remove Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).
“It’s kind of odd that he has as much power as he has,” Rep. King said on the Patriot Channel. “But I do predict, and it is happening, that that power is diminishing.”
“I also have got information that there are–I’ll say ‘members’–I say that plurally, with knowledge, that are considering introducing a motion to vacate the chair,” he added. “If they do that, that will throw this place into a tizzy and force the kind of election for a Speaker that may bring out someone who is a lot stronger on this.”
The most recent discontent came when Ryan propagated the details of an immigration compromise bill that many saw as conceding too many demands of the out-of-power Democrats.
According to King, the decision to move against Ryan was set in motion out of policy differences and the Speaker’s, at least perceived, diminishing influence since he announced his retirement – not personal animus.
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