Rep. Trey Gowdy, a favorite of House conservatives, will nominate Paul Ryan to be the next speaker, a source close to the Wisconsin Republican told CNN Tuesday night.
Gowdy, R-South Carolina, will deliver a speech inside Wednesday’s House GOP conference urging members to vote for Ryan. Reps. Kristi Noem of South Dakota and Jeb Hensarling of Texas will give speeches seconding Ryan’s nomination.
This will hopefully assuage some of the trepidation that talk radio has whipped up among many conservatives. Gowdy is one of a handful of Republicans in Washington who conservatives still trust and he has been a huge Ryan fan all along.
How big of a fan, you ask?
Gowdy said that if he were starting a new country and had only one choice to pick to run it, that choice would be Paul Ryan.
Some (present company included) feel that there is nowhere to go but up after the Boehner tenure. The notion that Ryan will merely be another Boehner seems rather ridiculous and not really rooted in fact.
I’m just looking forward to seeing less orange.