U.S. Representative Paul Ryan is reconsidering his decision not to seek the House speaker job and has a "resounding amount of support" among Republican members, Representative Darrell Issa said on Friday. Issa, speaking to reporters a day after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly dropped his bid to become speaker, said he would consider seeking the post if Ryan did not. Issa said support for Ryan, the Republicans' 2012 vice presidential candidate and now chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, included the House's conservative Freedom Caucus.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who is a candidate for House speaker, said he would drop out of the race if fellow Republican Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan decided to run. "I would not run against Paul Ryan," the party's 2012 vice presidential candidate, Chaffetz told reporters following a closed meeting of House Republicans. (Reporting by Susan Heavey)
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is discussing delaying the election for their next president following the suspensions given to Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two sources have told Reuters. The item is expected to be on the agenda of an emergency executive committee meeting which could make the decision to postpone the vote, scheduled for Feb. 26, the sources said on Friday. (Editing by: Ossian Shine)