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Janna Ryan says 'it will be hard to turn the page'


House Speaker Paul Ryan's wife Janna Ryan says it will be hard to turn the page now that her husband is retiring.

A tearful Janna Ryan told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "I wouldn't say a weight has been lifted, but it's a chapter I'm looking forward to."

While accolades from fellow Republicans in Wisconsin and across the country poured in for Ryan, Democrats in Janesville were celebrating.

Barb Wise is a 67-year-old retired teacher who says she's glad to see Ryan go.

Wise says Ryan lost touch with his district since he became speaker and did a lot of damage by scaling back former President Barack Obama's health care reforms and spearheading the federal tax law overhaul.

But Janna Ryan says her husband has "given his all."

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