Just call him Mr. Steal Yo’ Job! Convinced that House Democrat needs a new forerunner after Donald Trump’s troubling election win, Tim Ryan is gunning for Nancy Pelosi’s role as minority leader! Check out these 5 facts about the ambitious congressman!
1. He really, really doesn’t like Donald Trump.
After witnessing the apocalypse that is President-Elect Donald Trump, Tim Ryan, 43, is on a mission to shake up House Democrat. Tim believes the Democratic party can only take on a new direction in the future if it has a different leader, ergo, he’s gunning for Nancy Pelosi‘s, 76, job.
2. Tim wrote a letter to the caucus explaining his motives.
In a letter to the caucus, Tim elaborated that the shocking 2016 Election results show that the Democratic party needs to reevaluate their methods. “While having a position in Democratic Leadership has never been my life’s ambition, after this election I believe we all need to re-evaluate our roles within the Caucus, the Democratic Party, and our country,” he wrote.
3. For a politician, he knows how to relax.
Not all politicians are high-strung all the time, and if there’s anyone who knows how to keep it zen, it’s Tim! The congressman wrote a book in 2012 titled, A Mindful Nation, which discusses how to relieve stress in both public and private life. The book’s opening reads, “If more citizens can reduce stress and increase performance—even if only by a little—they will be healthier and more resilient.”
Tim spoke at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Oct. 2016, and was rooting for her during the election. “She hit issues I think folks in the valley care about a lot, bringing manufacturing back and using renewable energy,” he said.
5. He’s a changed man!
The politician used to vote for the Stupak Amendment, which restricts the federal fundings for abortions, but in Jan. 2015, after gaining a “deeper understanding” of unwanted pregnancies, Tim revealed that he’s pro-choice.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Tim will take over Nancy’s job?