House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election this year, a decision welcomed by conservatives who see Ryan as a great disappointment during his years running the House of Representatives.
“I’m happy to see him go,” said former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who now leads the Senate Conservatives Fund, which recruits conservative candidates to run against Senate Democrats and liberal Republicans.
“As establishmentarians go, he’s a very nice guy, but he has stabbed conservatives in the back,” Cuccinelli told WND and Radio America. “He has made public promises that he hasn’t kept on very basic things like how he was going to run the House. He has gone back on those promises.”
Cuccinelli said in almost three years as House Speaker, Ryan has only