How Ryan’s departure affects the GOP

What message is Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sending about the Republican Party with his announcement that he will not seek re-election? Columnist and CNN commentator Sally Kohn weighs in on “Salon Talks” about his decision and what it says overall about President Donald Trump’s influence on the party and the future for Republicans. "I have a lot of compassion nowadays for my conventional Republican friends in this political climate,” Kohn said on “Salon Talks.” “I think it really sucks for them."

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