This morning Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that he will not seek reelection in November.
In a press conference the Speaker said the following:
"You all know that I did not seek this job. I took it reluctantly, but I have given this job everything I have. And, I have no regrets whatsoever for having accepted this responsibility. This has been one of the two greatest honors of my life. The job provides incredible opportunities. But the truth is, it's easy for it to take over everything in your life, and you can't just let that happen because there are other things in life that can be fleeting as well... mainly your time as a husband and a dad, which is the other great honor of my life. That's why today I'm announcing that this one will be my last one as a member of the House."
MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke with Domenico Montanaro, NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience, about how this shakeup will be felt beyond Congressional leadership.
Use the audio player above to hear the full discussion.