Paul Ryan Is Leaving The House. David Hogg Wants Him To Do One Last Thing Before He Goes.

"Don't even bother responding to this, just do it."

Paul Ryan will soon step down from his post as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The 48-year-old politician once hailed as the bright future of the Republican Party said that being elected as Speaker and serving as a husband and father are "two greatest honors" in his life. In fact, spending more time with his family is one of the main reasons behind his decision to leave the seat.  

Now, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg is asking Ryan to consider his legacy — and to do one last thing before he goes.


"I would really love if you actually allowed a vote on the House floor for universal background checks," Hogg said Wednesday in a video on Twitter to Ryan. "Over 90 percent of Americans support them, and it can help save some lives."

Hogg's call-for-action follows the February 14 mass shooting at his school, in which 17 people were killed, and the subsequent wellspring of activism among his fellow students.

He wrote, "Tweet your message to @SpeakerRyan with #MyMessageToSpeakerRyan so our public servants can #AllowTheVote on expansive universal background checks."

Hogg's message has already received 4,000 retweets.

Cover image via Christopher Halloran /

(H/T: Salon)


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