House Speaker Paul Ryan would not accept a Republican nomination for president at a divided convention this summer, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.
"The speaker is grateful for the support, but he is not interested. He will not accept a nomination and believes our nominee should be someone who ran this year," spokeswoman AshLee Strong told NBC News.
In a CNBC interview on Tuesday, Ryan declined to rule out accepting the nomination if a deadlocked party convention turned to him this summer.
"You know, I haven't given any thought to this stuff," Ryan said in the exclusive interview at the Capitol. "People say, 'What about the contested convention?' I say, well, there are a lot of people running for president. We'll see. Who knows?"