Team Pence Now Says He’s Totally Backing Ryan’s Re-Election As Speaker

November 3, 2016 4:39 p.m.

A spokesman for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said on Thursday that Pence “100 percent” supports House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in his re-election to the speakership.

“Governor Pence 100 percent supports Paul Ryan to be reelected Speaker of the House,” a spokesman for Pence told Bloomberg reporter Kevin Cirilli.

Pence previously had refused three times to answer whether he believes Ryan should be re-elected, according to a report National Review correspondent Tim Alberta published earlier Thursday.

Alberta pushed back on Lotter’s statement:

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