Paul Ryan Says He Will Run For Speaker of the House But With Some Conditions

House Republicans up in arms after Ryan gives an ultimatum to his party, saying he will not give up time with his family.
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One other major headline from Washington at this hour congressman Paul Ryan saying he will consider running for speaker of the house. But with significant warnings to his fellow Republicans. Reportedly telling some of them I am willing to take arrows in the chest but not in the back. Republicans in congress in disarray the clock is now ticking ABC's David Wright on what else Ryan said. On Capitol Hill today commotion. And confusion. And as congressman Paul Ryan faced. The first major arm wrestling and action is possible speakership I consider to do this with reluctance if I can truly be a unifying. Figure. Then I'll gladly serve. Last night he set down clear ground rules first and foremost unity among his fellow Republicans but we need to do this as a team. And needs to include fixes and ensure that we do not experience. Constant leadership challenges in crises he also sought to set limits upfront and his own work life balance I cannot and I will not give up my family time. Those demands don't sit well with some vocal conservatives when you all riled relatives think it helps I wouldn't be here. This afternoon Ryan met with the so called freedom caucus. Tea Party members who could double speaker John Boehner what do you think of the conditions that he right now I think he doesn't want the job. One of the freedom caucus leaders to Obey their perfectly fine holding out for a leader who listened more to them we are gonna find a speaker we're gonna find a good speaker it might be Paul Ryan. It might be somebody else so this is a test of wills at this point Ryan probably has the votes he needs to get the speaker's job even without the freedom caucus. The question is does he want the job without their full pledge of support. He's now setting a Friday deadline David David Wright live on Capitol Hill tonight thing.

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