The race to replace Paul Ryan is on – POLITICO

You have to love Republicans, they are always trying to figure out how to stab another Republican in the back.

If Paul Ryan were to resign the odds are against the Republicans being able to have another Speaker of the House. Right now it certainly looks like it’s going to be a democratic house and maybe even a Democratic Senate if the trends in voting continue.

The two candidates who are considering a run for the speakership are both gun Advocates and are to the Right of where the majority of American people are.

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (left) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy listen as House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks to the press Capitol Hill on Dec. 12. As Ryan’s No. 2, McCarthy has the clearest path to the top job if Ryan retires, but his path is far from certain. | Al Drago/Getty Images