Paul Ryan, the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, said Monday he will not seek the White House and will remain in Congress, where he has broad influence over tax policy.
The Wisconsin lawmaker, who will tackle tax law this term as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, made his decision known in a statement on his campaign site and in media interviews.
“After giving it a lot of thought, I have decided not to run for president,” said Ryan, adding his work as Ways and Means chairman requires his “undivided attention.”
“It is clear our country needs a change in direction. And our party has a responsibility to offer a real alternative. So I’m going to do what I can to lay out conservative solutions and to help our nominee lead us to victory,” he said.
SOURCE: USA Today