Scalise, a six-term Republican, has shown no compunction about leapfrogging over senior members in the past as he quickly rose to a leadership role in the House.
Ryan's announcement came ahead of a tough fight for Republicans to hold on to their House majority in November's midterm elections.
"I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator of Bashar al-Assad", Trump said. We are getting it done. And this is politics. Speaker Ryan has offered his support for McCarthy as well. "There will be a de facto battle for Speaker, or minority leader, that will ensue over the coming weeks, not months". "We need someone in that chair who will commit to not bringing up bills that are not paid for, that are going to bankrupt this country".
"We have made a huge positive difference in people's lives, and people are more confident as a result of it", Ryan said.
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The White House declined to weigh in Friday on whom the president preferred for speaker. Ryan also has had to navigate a sometimes contentious and often complicated relationship with President Donald Trump.
"One of the reasons why I was comfortable making this decision, is because we have a very capable leadership team", Ryan said of decision not to run for re-election. "That election is in November, so it's not something we have to sweat right now". Rumblings from the conservative Freedom Caucus that he wasn't conservative enough led McCarthy to withdraw his bid hours before his Republican colleagues were set to cast a vote.
Ryan dismissed the possibility that Democrats would take over the House and pointed to recent accomplishments as evidence the party would keep its majority.
Representative Walter Jones (R-N.C.), a conservative member, is not in the favor of McCarthy becoming the next speaker.