Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan announces 2020 bid

Tim Ryan is pictured here laughing on the set of Meet the Press.
Rep. Tim Ryan on "Meet the Press" in 2016. Photo: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who unsuccessfully tried to knock House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from her leadership post in 2016, announced his bid for a 2020 presidency online during an appearance on ABC's "The View. "

The backdrop: As a moderate, midwestern Democrat, Ryan has flipped on several high-pressure partisan issues. He switched from pro-life to pro-choice in 2015, and in 2017, decided to drop NRA funding in response to the organization's refusal to support universal background checks after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.