Senate Democrat Reid on House speaker job: I'm a Paul Ryan fan
Sen. Harry Reid (C-SPAN)

US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday that Republican Representative Paul Ryan would be a "reasonable" speaker of the House of Representatives.

Reid called himself a "Paul Ryan fan" even though he disagrees with him most of the time. Congressional Republicans have been trying to get Ryan to run for the job to replace House Speaker John Boehner, who is retiring.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Sandra Maler)