GOP rep: Ryan the ‘right man for the right moment’

GOP rep: Ryan the ‘right man for the right moment’
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Rep. Tom ColeThomas (Tom) Jeffrey ColeLawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Week ahead: Lawmakers eye another short-term spending bill GOP leaders face most difficult shutdown deadline yet MORE (R-Okla.) predicted on Sunday that Rep. 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.) could ultimately decide to run to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), despite Ryan's repeated insistence that he's not interested in the job.

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"If my friend Paul Ryan decides to run, I think ultimately he'll win," Cole said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Ryan has said he's not interested in running to replace Boehner, whose wants to resign at the end of October. But with no clear leader among House Republicans, many have pressured Ryan to step in to lead.

"In the end, I trust Paul to make the right decision," Cole said. "He shouldn’t do it unless he's willing to do it with zest ... [but] I think this is coming to him as the logical consensus."

"I have enormous confidence that this is the right man for the right moment."