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Following the House Freedom Caucus vote on Chairman Paul Ryan's potential bid for Speaker of the House, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:
"The House Freedom Caucus may not have formally endorsed Paul Ryan this evening, but it's clear he has the support of most of its members and would likely win a bid for Speaker should he choose to run. The ball is in his court.”
"If Ryan does decide to run, we urge him to avoid changing the motion to vacate the chair, which one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, authored to provide checks and balances in the House of Representatives. We also urge Ryan to consider the reasonable process reforms requested by the House Freedom Caucus."
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