Wisconsin's Ryan says he will 'gladly serve' as House Speaker -- with unanimous GOP support

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(Worthy News) - Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan told congressional Republicans during a private meeting late Tuesday that he is willing to run for House Speaker -- as long as he is unanimously supported in the move.

Ryan, who has previously been mentioned as a potential candidate for the post, gave a recruiting pitch for the House Republican Conference Tuesday night, The Hill congressional blog reported. Earlier, he met with the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Following the closed-door meeting, Ryan spoke to the press about his possibly attaining the speakership -- which, in accordance with the 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution, would also place him second in the line of presidential succession after the vice president. [ Source ]

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