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Ryan will run for US House speaker, if conditions met

Paul Ryan stressed the need for Republicans to unite behind him before outgoing House Speaker John Boehner calls a floor vote for the entire House of RepresentativesUS congressman Paul Ryan announced he will run for the job of speaker of the House, if his fractious fellow Republicans are able to unify behind him. The leadership of the chamber was thrown into chaos two weeks ago when number two Republican Kevin McCarthy bowed out of the race to replace outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, amid a revolt by the chamber’s hard right faction. Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee and a commanding figure in Congress who serves as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, was quickly floated as a replacement, but he expressed hesitation about taking the job.

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