The Republican Party has long been a central player in the Trump campaign.
The party’s leadership and operatives have been instrumental in the president’s first six months in office, and it remains the most influential force in the GOP in both fundraising and messaging.
But the party has taken a backseat in the 2016 election, with many Republicans reluctant to endorse Trump or endorse a candidate in the party’s primary.
This week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is considering revising its policies to address the party establishment’s concerns.
And the RNC’s vice chair, Rep. Tim Ryan, is also considering stepping down as the chair of the RNC.
“The RNC is an institution that has had a long history of being a party of principle and working for the common good,” said Ryan, who will likely announce his decision to step down at a news conference later this week.
“I think that’s where we are, where we have to go.
I’m not sure it’s the place we need to be.”
Ryan has not ruled out a run for the party nomination again in 2020.
He will step down in 2021, though, after serving as RNC chairman from 2008 to 2011.
And he will also remain on the RNC board of directors through the end of 2020.
“We will be a part of this, whether it’s 2020 or 2021,” Ryan said.
But he stressed that he will not be running for the RNC chair position again.
“There are some things that are more urgent than other things,” Ryan told reporters at a briefing on Monday.
“This is not one of them.
This is more urgent.”
Ryan added that the RNC would not have a board of governors, or a national finance committee, if he had not been on the board of the party.
The chair of both boards is a political appointee, so the RNC is still a “party of principle,” he said.
“It’s a position that you’ve been given by the party that is critical to the functioning of the country,” he continued.
“But there’s no way to put that back on.
He said he has “no interest” in running for another RNC chair post. “
So I’m really not going to say that we’re going to take any action until 2020.”
He said he has “no interest” in running for another RNC chair post.
“Let me be very clear.
There’s nothing in this that I would do for another person,” he told reporters.
Ryan said he does not plan to step aside as the chairman of the DNC.
“That’s not my role, and we’re not going there,” he added.
But in recent days, he has been pushing for the committee to overhaul its policy on race.
He has also made several trips to the White House to discuss the role of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a major player in both the 2016 and 2018 elections.
“What we’re trying to do is to try to bring a much-needed dialogue around race in the United States, and the NRA is a central figure in that conversation,” Ryan, a member of the House GOP leadership, told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
“They’re going around the country talking about gun control, about the dangers of guns, and gun violence, and how it impacts communities and the lives of families and the communities around them.
In a statement, Ryan said that “all the Republicans who have served on the NRA’s board of advisors, including the president, should be commended for their service.” “
To be in the White [House] with those leaders, to have that conversation, and to have them address it, that’s the role I’m in, that I think that they’re doing a great job.”
In a statement, Ryan said that “all the Republicans who have served on the NRA’s board of advisors, including the president, should be commended for their service.”
The RNC’s leadership has also been involved in the handling of the Orlando mass shooting.
The RNC had initially criticized the FBI for not releasing the names of the shooter’s family members, and was especially critical of the FBI’s handling of their initial response.
But Ryan and others say the FBI should have acted quicker, saying that the bureau should have given more information about the shooter before he killed 49 people.
“If the FBI had acted sooner, they would have done everything possible to help us get to the person responsible for this tragedy,” Ryan explained in a statement to TheDCNF.
“Unfortunately, the FBI failed to do that.
The FBI and the Department of Justice did not adequately respond to the call for assistance.
Ryan added, “It is critical that”
These actions were not in the best interests of the victims and their families, nor did they help the FBI to solve this heinous crime,” he wrote.
Ryan added, “It is critical that