Paul Ryan Votes Against the Debt Ceiling Increase
Why? Maybe because voting yes would have killed him in a presidential primary.
With John Boehner finally crying uncle over the debt ceiling and dumping the whole thing on Democrats, the only suspense left was which members of the Republican leadership would suck it in and vote yes to get the bill over the finish line. Here's the answer:
Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy voted for the increase. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, on the other hand, voted against the bill.
There you go. Even Eric Cantor gritted his teeth and voted for the increase, but Paul Ryan didn't. Kinda makes you think he might still be keeping a presidential run in the back of his mind, doesn't it?