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Newt Gingrich Warns Paul Ryan Not To Take Speaker Job

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich cautioned Rep. Paul Ryan on taking the Speaker's job.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this morning and implicitly warned off Rep. Paul Ryan from taking the Speaker job because it could ruin his very promising political career.

Wallace: Do you think Ryan should take this job?

Gingrich: I think Paul should be very cautious. He is the most prestigious of the House on the Republican side. he has the best future, he's still very young. It's easy to get 218 on the first vote and then you get to keeping the government open....then you get to the debt resolution and if you're not careful, by Christmas you resemble John Boehner.

Many establishment conservatives still view Rep. Paul Ryan as a young gun with a future living in the oval office and they are very protective of him since the Freedom Caucus nuts and their surrogates are trying to destroy anybody that refuses to give them everything they want.

Karl Rove issued the same warning to Ryan in the next segment on FNS.

Here's Erick Erickson on the Ryan pick: Paul Ryan is a Dangerous Pick for Conservatives

If I'm Rep. Paul Ryan, I stay as far away from the Speaker of the House job as humanly possible.


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