House Speaker Paul Ryan officially announced his retirement at a press conference on Wednesday morning, noting that he’s “really proud of what we’ve been able to do” since becoming a congressman nearly two decades ago. “I think we have achieved a heck of a lot,” Ryan said. “I have no regrets whatsoever for having accepted this responsibility. The job provides incredible opportunities.” He added that he wants to spend more time with his family, so he's not just a “weekend dad.” President Donald Trump also chimed in on Wednesday morning to praise Ryan for his career. “Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question,” Trump wrote. “We are with you Paul!” Ryan called Trump and Vice President Mike Pence before announcing his retirement to his staff, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported.
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