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Paul Ryan Just Landed A Brand New Gig

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Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Tuesday was named a board member of Fox Corporation, the new parent company of Fox News.

Per a press release from the company, Ryan will be one of seven board of directors. He will serve alongside Rupert Murdoch, the founder of Fox, and Lachlan Murdoch, the company’s chief executive and chairman. News of Ryan’s appointment comes after Murdock sold 21st Century Fox — the former parent company of Fox News — to Walt Disney. Fox Corporation has been established in its place.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new colleagues to the FOX board. We look forward to working with and being guided by them as we begin a new chapter, steadfastly committed to providing the best in news, sports and entertainment programming,” Lachlan Murdoch, the son of Rupert, said in a prepared statement Tuesday.

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It’s not immediately clear how much Ryan will make at Fox Corporation, but, according to SEC filings, 21st Century Fox board members earned around $300,000 in cash and equity annually.

The position, which marks Ryan’s first gig since leaving Congress, will require him to periodically meet with other board members and offer advice to the company.

After serving in House of Representatives for two decades, Ryan declined to run for re-election in 2018, citing a need to spend more time with family in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. During his congressional career, he chaired the Budget Committee and the prestigious Ways and Means Committee. He was the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, and ended his congressional tenure as the Speaker of the House.

The Wisconsin Republican had a notably rocky start to his relationship with Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. When asked about endorsing then-presumptive GOP nominee Trump in May 2016, Ryan said he wasn’t “ready to do that.” Trump returned fire shortly after by saying he was “not quite there yet” on supporting the Speaker.

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However, the two later warmed to each other, with one high-point being Trump’s passage of tax reform in December 2017, a long-sought goal by Ryan for years. The president offered Ryan strong praise in a tweet that congratulated his successor in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.

“Congratulations to Bryan Steil on a wonderful win last night.,” Trump tweeted in August 2018. “You will be replacing a great guy in Paul Ryan, and your win in November will make the entire State of Wisconsin very proud.”

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  1. Anthony Bocchicchio

    He is a traitor!!! Why is this RINO given anything especially a job. He lied to President Trump and now he gets a job at the only major station that backs the President. I have been seeing a left shift at Fox recently and it’s disgusting to me. I am sure many viewers feel the same as I do. Paul Ryan is deep state and a phony through and through. This man should never be given a job at any objective news media network. Fire him immediately and let him apply at CNN or any of the many networks that practice fake news. This only shows that there is no punishment for betraying the conservative cause. In fact it is a reward by the Globalists that only care for themselves and not for this country. Absolutely disgusting. Fox just showed its true colors and they are not red white and blue. Traitors all!!!!

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