It is looking like House Republicans are becoming convinced this morning that there are texts, voicemails, etc. from the Speaker to his wife that will do the Speaker and, indirectly, the caucus no favors.
Consequently, I’m told there is a growing desire for the leadership to see the Speaker retire from, at least, his leadership role.
It is no coincidence that several legislators are already talking about him in past tense.
All that said, the Speaker is the Speaker because he’s been able to run circles around everybody else. He may pull this off, but he has very limited time to do it and, should the text messages, etc. actually exist, he is deservedly toast.