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Boehner: Ryan will get "support he is looking for"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 01:05

Speaker of the House Boehner says Rep. Ryan will ''get the support he is looking for,'' to become Speaker. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Rep. Paul Ryan will get "the support he is looking for," to become the next Speaker. The House has set Oct. 28 as the date for House Republicans to select their nominee for his replacement, with the full chamber voting on Oct. 29, Republican House Speaker John Boehner is due to retire from Congress on Oct. 30. Ryan, the party's 2012 vice presidential candidate, said on Tuesday he would consider becoming speaker, but only if fractious Republicans unite behind him, among other conditions. He gave Republicans until week's end to decide. Some of his terms could anger the conservative bloc that badgered Boehner until he said last month he would retire. The bloc then opposed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who bowed out of the race to replace Boehner. The Republicans' leadership turmoil comes ahead of key deadlines facing Congress. On Nov. 3, the United States will reach its debt limit and on Dec. 11, the current federal budget to fund the government expires.

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Boehner: Ryan will get "support he is looking for"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 01:05