Rep. Paul Ryan won’t close door on VP slot

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday left the door open to becoming his party’s vice-presidential candidate.

“I just don’t know the answer to your question,” he said on Fox News Sunday when asked if he would accept a request to be the vice presidential candidate.

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“It is not a bridge that I have even come close to crossing. It’s a decision that somebody else makes in a long time from now,” Ryan added about the possibility that the party’s eventual presidential nominee might ask him to join the ticket.

Ryan repeatedly emphasized that he’s focused on steering his recently introduced budget plan through Congress, but certainly didn't rule out the idea of an eventual VP nod.


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“I can’t answer that question because I have not given enough thought to that,” Ryan said.

“I would have to consider it, but it is not something I am even thinking about right now. Our job is Congress is pretty important,” he said.


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