House GOP facing budget chaos without a leader as some still hang hopes on Ryan for speaker

By Adam Edelman, New York Daily News.

Their House is a fixer-upper. House Republicans returned to Washington Monday not knowing who their next leader might be and facing looming budget deadlines, as the disarray that has plagued the chamber in recent weeks showed no signs of ebbing any time soon.

Coming back from a weeklong Columbus Day recess, many GOP lawmakers in the chamber appeared to still be clinging to hope that Rep. Paul Ryan would decide to run for the speakership, even though the popular Wisconsin Republican has repeatedly stated he’s not interested in the thankless position.

Still, others within the House Freedom Caucus, the hardline conservative group that helped topple outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and scared off his heir apparent, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), have signaled that not even Ryan could appease them.

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