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Mike Pence won't say whether Paul Ryan should remain as speaker

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GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence won't say whether Speaker Paul Ryan should keep his gavel in the new Congress.

In an interview with the National Review, Donald Trump's running mate was asked three times to answer the question of whether Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, should be reelected as speaker. The conservative outlet said Pence declined to respond three times.

"My respect for Paul Ryan is boundless," he said, repeating it twice, according to the report. "I'm not a member of the House Republican conference anymore. I wouldn't presume upon what the members of the conference choose."