Sean Hannity Tells Fox News That Paul Ryan Won't Be House Speaker

He says Donald Trump has opened the door for "real Americans."

A Donald Trump presidency will come with lots of changes, conservative pundit Sean Hannity said during Fox News’ election coverage Tuesday night. And the vocal supporter of the president-elect warns House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) may be among those impacted.

During a phone interview with the network, Hannity said he was going to save the news for his program,The Sean Hannity Show, but he decided to share it anyway.

“Paul Ryan is not going to be the speaker of the House in January,” he said. “... His state went for Donald Trump tonight. I mean, It’s an amazing turn of the events because the establishment on both sides ― Republican and Democrat ― have lost touch with the real lives of the real Americans who are really suffering,” Hannity continued. “Donald Trump has opened the door and said, ‘We’re going to fix it.’”

Hannity seemed to walk back his comment on Twitter later, suggesting that the idea was speculation and that such a move would be up to Trump and congress.

Ryan won his district in Wisconsin Tuesday night, capturing 65 percent of the vote. Though the speaker and Trump clashed throughout the 2016 campaign, he released a statement congratulating him on his presidential election victory early Wednesday.

“We are eager to work hand-in-hand with the new administration to advance an agenda to improve the lives of the American people,” Ryan said. “This has been a great night for our party, and now we must turn our focus to bringing the country together.”

Republicans maintained control of the Senate and the House of Representatives after Tuesday’s election.



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