After two decades in Congress, Paul Ryan insists: 'I've supported term limits since the day I got here'
Paul Ryan speaks to reporters (screen grab/

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), who has spent nearly two decades in Congress, claimed on Thursday that he has supported term limits "since the day I got here."

During the Speaker's weekly press conference, a reporter asked the longtime congressman if he was in support of term limits for freshman lawmakers.

"I've always supported term limits," Ryan insisted. "I've supported term limits since the day I got here. So, I'm for term limits."

Ryan, who is retiring this year, did not explain why he spent 19 years in the U.S. House of Representatives without limiting his service to fewer terms.

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