House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election this fall, a GOP congressional aide told CNBC.
The Wisconsin Republican is expected to announce his decision as soon as Wednesday. The GOP faces a tough fight to hold on to a House majority in November amid Democratic enthusiasm and opposition to some policies pushed by President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. The move raises the prospect that more GOP lawmakers could decide not to run for re-election.
A spokeswoman for Ryan did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on Ryan’s plans.