Record GOP Exodus in Congress
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 789 , Segment 1
Episode: GOP Congress Exodus, Lower Back Pain, Protecting Workers' Tips
- Apr 12, 2018 11:00 pm
- 14:02 mins
Guest: James Curry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Utah House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced he will not run for re-election, but he told reporters when he made the announcement that his decision has nothing to do with the possibility that Republicans will lose control of the US House in the coming mid-term election. Rather, Ryan says it’s about spending more time with his family. A record number of Republicans in Congress are retiring, resigning or leaving to run for other office. What’s does Paul Ryan’s departure as a Republican figurehead in Washington mean for the party’s chances of keeping control of Congress this year?