Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) told a local news station that there is a “rumor” that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will resign soon, stepping up speculation about the Speaker’s political future.
“The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new Speaker,” Amodei told Nevada Newsmakers, referring to the Majority Whip.
“Now this is interesting, because no one has talked to members on how they are going to vote,” he added. “Now, maybe they have talked to all of the members but me. I don’t know, so that is the rumor mill from last week.’
Ryan’s office denied that the Speaker is heading for the exits. Ryan has said he and his wife will decide in the spring about whether he will run for reelection.
“The speaker is not resigning,” said Ryan’s spokeswoman AshLee Strong in a statement on Monday.