IDP Statement on Election of Paul Ryan as New Speaker of the U.S. House

INDIANAPOLIS – John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, issued the following statement after Paul Ryanwas elected as the new Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

“Washington Republicans believe the election of Paul Ryan as the new House Speaker could be a fresh start to what has been a disastrous run for the Republican Party. However, with elected officials like Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young – who are running to “out-conservative” each other in the U.S. Senate race — the party is still represented by members who will choose their ideology (and election chances) over the overall well-being of our nation, including voting to shutdown the government and voting to deny quality health care to millions of Americans.”