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Jonathan Swan explains Paul Ryan's exit

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan speaks to MSNBC about Paul Ryan's decision not to run for re-election.

Swan's takeaways: "Paul Ryan's driving goal ever since he joined Congress was to reform the tax code ... and he very much saw that as a crowning achievement ... [Republicans are] staring down the barrel, frankly, of potentially losing the House in November. I don't know that Paul Ryan, minority leader, is a very appealing title."

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