Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will definitively rule himself out as a contender for the GOP presidential nomination in a formal statement before the media Tuesday afternoon.So he's gonna ruthlessly quash that speculation like he would a piece of pro-choice legislation.
"He's going to rule himself out and put this to rest once and for all," an aide said.
The Speaker will make his statement at 3:15 p.m. just steps from the Capitol, at the Republican National Committee headquarters.
Ryan has ruled out running for president multiple times this cycle, but speculation about the young Speaker emerging as a consensus candidate at a brokered Republican National Convention hasn't died down.
Better luck next time, Ryan-heads!