Paul Ryan: 'I'll be voting' for Donald Trump

Posted at 2:20 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 17:38:31-04

JANESVILLE -- House Speaker Paul Ryan said in his hometown newspaper The Janesville Gazette Thursday that he'll be voting for Donald Trump this fall.

"I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives. That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall," Ryan wrote.

Ryan's road to accepting Trump as the Republican party's nominee has not been without drama. Last month he announced in an interview with CNN that he couldn't support the billionaire businessman "right now," saying he had work to do to unify the party.

The two subsequently met in private and reported that that meeting was a "very positive step toward unification."

Thursday is the first time Ryan has made his support of Trump official, though he stopped short of using the word "endorsement."

It’s no secret that he and I have our differences. I won’t pretend otherwise...But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement," Ryan added in The Janesville Gazette.

The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland next month.