On Tuesday night, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., delivered the following statement on his potential run for Speaker of the House of Representatives:

"Tonight, I shared with my colleagues what I think it will take to have a unified conference and for the next speaker to be successful.

"Basically I made a few requests for what I think is necessary, and I asked to hear back by the end of the week.

"First, we need to move from being an opposition party to a proposition party. Because we think the nation is on the wrong path, we have a duty to show the right one. Our next speaker needs to be a visionary one.

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