BY CHARLIE GEROW, April 15, 2018

It was a job he never really wanted. In fact, by acceding to the wishes of his colleagues and heeding their call to become speaker of the U.S. House, Paul Ryan most likely gave up any dream of someday residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Yet Ryan stood in the breach, fulfilling what he believed was his duty to his country, his party and the Congress.

This week Paul Ryan called it quits, at least for now. He’s giving up his seat in Congress and with it the speakership, the job he never chased.

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