"I also want to thank the people of southern Wisconsin for placing their trust in me as their representative for the past 20 years".
Scalise has said he would not challenge McCarthy for speaker.
Being elected as Speaker of the House put Ryan second in line to succeed the president, one position lower than had he been elected vice president. "I took it reluctantly, but I gave this job everything I have".
"I think we've achieved a heck of a lot".
Ryan is explaining his decision to not seek re-election as one that was the best for his family. He will retire in January, at the conclusion of his term.
And he said his decision had little to do with politics, predicting the GOP will hold the House in November no matter what.
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In a brief statement, Pelosi didn't cite any specific issues she wants to tackle with the Republican she has opposed on almost every issue. "It has been an honor to work by his side for the last three years".
"The Speaker has been an avid advocate for his point of view and the people of his district".
She added, "Despite our differences, I commend his steadfast commitment to our country".
Aside from family matters, his sway in Congress has been called into question given the difficulty President Donald Trump has had with getting elements of his agenda approved in the House, despite Republicans holding a dominant majority.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan won't seek re-election this fall. Even if Republicans prevail, their majority will certainly be diminished, making the job of passing legislation through a party already torn between moderates and ideological hardliners all the more hard.
The only declared Republican was Paul Nehlen, who was banned from Twitter for a series of posts criticized as racist or anti-Semitic. After almost 20 years in the House, the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished and is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father.
The Ryan campaign, one of the most prolific and battle-tested finance juggernauts in politics, will decide how to hand off the keys to a war chest worth millions of dollars, a Republican strategist close to leadership circles told CNBC. Several GOP veterans have announced plans to retire in recent months and another, Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida, quickly followed Ryan on Wednesday.
"Paul Ryan made a decision to quit today rather than face Randy Bryce and the voters", said Bryce spokeswoman Lauren Hitt.