Paul Ryan, US House Speaker, announces he won’t seek re-election and retire in January

US House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during his weekly news conferenceUS House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that he will not seek re-election in November and will retire in January after serving his full term.

Key points:
Mr Ryan says he’s leaving with strong accomplishments
There’s concern Republicans will struggle to retain the House in November
The announcement could also impact campaign fundraising efforts
The top Republican in Congress said he had accomplished a “heckuva lot” and cast the decision as a personal one, saying he did not want his children growing up with a “weekend dad”.

Mr Ryan said he believed he is leaving with strong accomplishments that his party can sell to voters ahead of November congressional elections.

via Paul Ryan, US House Speaker, announces he won’t seek re-election and retire in January – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)