House Speaker Ryan on Presidential Run: ‘Count Me Out’

FB8FBACB-4D41-4D97-A2AA-D62A208F2084_w640_r1_s_cx8_cy10_cw86{VOA News/Capitol Hill} – U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan took an unusual step Tuesday, holding a news conference in front of a room packed with reporters and cameras to announce that he was NOT going to do something: seek or accept the Republican nomination for president of the United States.

Speaking at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill, the Wisconsin representative said speculation that he could emerge from a potential contested convention as the nominee even followed him on his recent tour of the Middle East. He said it was time to put the rumors to rest.

“Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept, the Republican nomination,” Ryan said.  For added emphasis he said, “Count me out.” READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.