Boehner: If GOP can’t agree, he’s for Paul Ryan

Former U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner made his first in-district public appearance since his resignation from the U.S. House in October. Boehner was honored at the Butler County GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner held at Centre Park Event and Banquet Center in West Chester, Ohio, Saturday, March 12, 2016. (Greg Lynch/The Journal-News via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says he’d support his successor, Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan for president if Republicans cannot nominate any candidate at their national convention this summer.

Boehner, who has endorsed John Kasich, tells the Futures Industry Association that if Republicans can’t agree on the first ballot to nominate Donald Trump, Kasich or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he’s “for none of the above.”

Boehner adds, “They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee.”

The comments were first reported by Politico.

Boehner spokesman Dave Schnittger is responding that Boehner’s “His off-the-cuff comments this morning were about a hypothetical scenario in which none of the current candidates are able to secure the nomination at the convention.

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