House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) “will not accept a nomination” for president from the Republican Party in the case of a contested convention, his spokesperson said Wednesday.
Ryan’s spokesman said that the speaker thinks the nominee “should be someone who ran this year,” according to NBC News’ Alex Moe:
Post Boehner news, Paul Ryan spox: “He will not accept a nomination and believes our nominee should be someone who ran this year.” #2016
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) March 16, 2016
His predecessor, John Boehner (R-OH), floated the possibility of a Ryan nomination at a Wednesday conference in Boca Raton, Florida, according to a Politico report.
“They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above,” Boehner said. “I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee.”