Congressman Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year MORE (R-Wis.), an increasingly vocal member of the Republican caucus, said that Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele is "pro-choice" on Thursday even though Steele defended his opposition of abortion rights earlier in the day.

Ryan's remarks, which took place on MSNBC, come after Steele told GQ magazine that he said a woman should have a "individual choice" to have an abortion.

Asked whether Steele's remarks are a problem for the Republican Party, Ryan unequivocally said it was not.