So much for that idea. Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck tweeted Monday morning not to expect news from his boss this week:
Before you ask, nothing has changed and I don't anticipate any news this week.— Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) October 12, 2015
Enjoy your Columbus Day.— Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) October 12, 2015
Ryan is currently the top choice for speaker among many Republicans, but some conservatives have been cool to the idea saying their concern is not who is speaker but whether rank-and-file members will have more of a say in the legislative agenda. As a week of congressional recess begins, Ryan is back home in Janesville, Wis., mulling whether to jump into the race.
Here’s a follow-up exchange between Buck and Ashley Parker, a reporter for the New York Times, after Buck wrote his tweet (as a side note, Parker seemed to refer to Buck in a recent story about Bitmoji as “the lanky political flack with the wry smile”):