Via National Journal:
At a private Wednesday evening meeting, about two-thirds of the the conservative House Freedom Caucus voted to support Ryan for speaker. But the conference fell short of the 80 percent vote necessary to officially endorse him. Ryan has said he will not run unless all of the conference’s most influential caucuses endorse him.
“While no consensus exists among members of the House Freedom Caucus regarding Chairman Ryan’s preconditions for serving, we believe that these issues can be resolved within our Conference in due time,” read a statement released by the group Wednesday evening. “We all know that Washington needs to change the way it does business, and we look forward to working with Paul and all our colleagues to enact process reforms that empower individual representatives and restore respect to our institution.”
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