House GOP Nominates Ryan for Speaker

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 18:17:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans appear to be uniting, but the same can't be said for Democrats.

House Speaker Paul Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his Republican colleagues today for another term at the helm of the House. He told fellow Republicans that he has the support of President-elect Donald Trump -- and that it's the "dawn of a new, unified Republican government."

Ryan still must win formal election when the full House picks its speaker as the new Congress convenes Jan. 3.

Meanwhile, Democrats are delaying their own leadership elections set for Thursday until the end of the month, to give lawmakers more time to process disastrous election results.