WASHINGTON (AP) - The What's Your Point? panel includes attorney and former Harris County Republican Party chairman Jared Woodfill, longtime Super Neighborhood leader Tomaro Bell, Democratic candidate for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, host of "Sunday Morning Live" Marcus Davis, and columnist and former Mayor of Kemah Bill King. They discuss the declaration by House Speaker Paul Ryan that he will not seek re-election.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress has sent new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a rough election year.
The Wisconsin Republican on Wednesday cast the decision to end his 20-year career as a personal one. He says he doesn't want his children growing up with a "weekend dad."
It's unusual for a House speaker to turn himself into a lame duck, especially so for Ryan, a once-rising GOP star who is only 48 and was the party's vice presidential candidate in 2012.
His decision fueled fresh doubts about the party's ability to fend off a Democratic wave, fed by opposition to President Donald Trump, in November.