Speaker Ryan tells GOP colleagues: 'We must deliver'

2016-11-14 20:08
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaks in Washington. (Andrew Harnik, AP File)

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaks in Washington. (Andrew Harnik, AP File)

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Washington - House Speaker Paul Ryan is telling GOP lawmakers that it's time to "join forces with the new Trump administration".

In a letter to colleagues Ryan adds: "We need to seize this moment, and come together like never before."

The Wisconsin Republican tells House Republicans he is seeking their support in his re-election for speaker.

READ: Anti-Trump protests continue in New York, LA, Philadelphia

He circulated the letter on Monday as Congress reconvened for a lame-duck session following Donald Trump's election as president.

House Republicans will hold closed-door leadership elections on Tuesday and Ryan is expected to be re-elected as speaker - despite mumblings of discontent from a few conservative lawmakers. He has served in the job for a year.

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