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October 22, 2015 5:57 am

Paul Ryan Secures Votes to Become House Speaker

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Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington Post – Hard-line conservatives cleared a path Wednesday for Rep. Paul Ryan to become House speaker when some of his most disgruntled fellow Republicans signaled that they would support his bid for the top job.

The decision to back Ryan by the House Freedom Caucus, a group of nearly 40 lawmakers that has risen in power and stature since its founding this year, came after the Ways and Means Committee chairman spent much of his day courting its support.

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