Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has had an intense day. Pressure has been mounting on Ryan to run for House speaker in the wake of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's shocking decision to pull out of the race.
At a meeting of House Republicans Friday morning, Ryan reportedly had little to say.
Some time after that, he shared a few words with the man who gave his political career its biggest boost: Mitt Romney.
An aide to the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee confirms to NPR that Romney spoke by phone with his running mate from the 2012 race.