Ryan elected Chairman House of Representatives
- The American politician Paul Ryan on Thursday gathered enough votes to be elected as new chairman of the US House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Congress. Republican received 236 votes of the total 247 Republicans. His opponent Daniel Webster just nine votes dragged on hold.
That the 45-year-old Ryan from Wisconsin has gotten the job, does not come as a surprise. Wednesday he was nominated as chairman. That feature is of great importance because the president after the vice president should follow the president. The candidate for the Democrats Nancy Pelosi received 184 votes from the Democrats in the House of Commons. Democrats are there with 188 seats in the minority. Republicans supported a couple of weeks ago to postpone the election of a new President-elect, as favorite Kevin McCarthy had unexpectedly withdrawn from the race for the succession of John Boehner. Ryan did not know first to be interested in the position. But he still gasped, because he had amassed enough support in his own words, even under the most conservative part of his party. Ryan was the 2012 running mate Mitt Romney for the presidential election.