House Speaker Paul Ryan Uncovers Jewish Roots on PBS Show

House Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots.

  • Published 1 August 2018

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots. The Wisconsin Republican discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.” Gates said Tuesday at a TV critics meeting that he traced Ryan’s heritage back to his 10th great-grandfather born in 1531 in Germany. The research showed Ryan is… Read at AP News