House Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Thursday that he will be voting for Donald Trump for president.
The Speaker made the announcement through an op-ed that was published in his hometown’s newspaper. At the same time, Hillary Clinton was making a speech, blasting Trump on foreign policy.
Ryan says he and Trump have discussed the GOP’s policy ideas at length, and that the party needs a Republican president to sign the party’s proposals into law.
“I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in his agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives,” Ryan wrote. “That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall,” he added.
Ryan still admits that he and Trump still have their differences.
The House Speaker says Republicans will unveil a policy agenda that includes reforming the tax code, reforming regulations and rules, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and dealing with national security.
Ryan says a Republican president is needed to sign these ideas into law. “One person we know won’t support it is Hillary Clinton,” he said.
Paul Ryan’s remarks come just one month after he said he was not ready to support Trump. While the Speaker has been adamant that he will not run for president in this election, he has not ruled out a run in the 2020 election.