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Sean Hannity Lashes Out at Paul Ryan, Says He's 'Not Ready' to Support Him As Speaker Anymore

Sean Hannity on the set of FOX News Channel's 'Hannity' at FOX Studios on August 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity went after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Thursday, suggesting "we may need a new speaker" after the Wisconsin Republican announced that he was not yet ready to back presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

"I'm not ready to support Speaker Ryan anymore," Hannity said at the outset of his show. "I'm thinking we may need a new speaker."

A spokesperson for Ryan was not immediately available for comment to TheBlaze.

Earlier in the evening, Hannity went after Ryan in a string of tweets, saying it was "pathetic" to not get behind the presumptive nominee.

Ryan, the highest-elected Republican in the country, had appeared on CNN Thursday and was pressed by host Jake Tapper on whether he would support Trump.

“I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now,” he said.

Trump returned fire, “I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda.”

In March, Trump had warned Ryan, saying the speaker would pay a “big price” if he refused to get along with him as president.

This story was updated at 10:28 p.m. ET with new information.

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