House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he would vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, an announcement his office said amounts to an endorsement.
Ryan, R-Wis., made the announcement in a column for the Janesville Gazette, the speaker’s hometown paper, and also tweeted out his voting preference.
— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) June 2, 2016
Ryan’s support for Trump ends any speculation about whether or not Ryan would back the likely Republican nominee. Ryan had held off issuing a formal endorsement or saying he would vote for the business magnate even after Trump had appeared to gain the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination and all of his primary opponents had suspended their campaigns.