Ryan says McCarthy ‘is the right per­son’ to be next House speaker

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is back­ing Ma­jor­ity Leader Kevin McCarthy as his suc­ces­sor.

In an in­ter­view with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Ryan said McCarthy, RCalif., is “the right per­son” to be the next House speaker.

The en­dorse­ment comes after Ryan stunned Washington this week by an­nounc­ing he would not seek an­other term in Congress.

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