Paul Ryan Is Officially Running for House Speaker [VIDEO]

It’s official: Paul Ryan will run for speaker of the House. After much hesitance, soul-searching, and requests for the House GOP to unite behind his candidacy, the Wisconsin Republican will enter the race. In a Thursday evening letter to colleagues, Ryan wrote, β€œI am ready and eager to be speaker.” He added that while he never believed he’d ever assume the position, he intends to be a β€œunifying figure” for the party and will help β€œcommon-sense conservatives” show America β€œhow to fix our tax code, how to rebuild our military, how to strengthen the safety net, and how to lift people out of poverty.”