House Speaker Paul Ryan Bids Farewell To Congress

Politico reports:

House Speaker Paul Ryan, striking a note of gratitude and humility, thanked his staff and constituents for their support throughout his 20 years in Congress during a farewell speech on Thursday.

Speaking on the House floor, Ryan said he was grateful for being able to serve Wisconsin’s 1st District, and to serve as speaker, which he added “is something we’re not used to in Wisconsin, I’m the only one who’s done that.”

“I’m immensely grateful for the people of southern Wisconsin for their trust and their confidence,” he said. “I’ve always had this thing about calling the people I represent not my constituents, but my employers.