Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will announce to his friends and colleagues Wednesday morning that he will not run for re-election in 2018, according to multiple media reports.

Ryan will join over 30 other Republicans in the House of Representatives who have already announced their retirements earlier this year, an indication that the GOP believes the party may not have what it takes to hold onto the House in 2018. Democrats only needs to pick up 24 seats to take back the chamber.