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Republicans divided over Trump

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is pictured during an interview at his constituent center in Janesville, Wis., Monday, May 9, 2016. Ryan said during the interview that he would step aside as chairman of the Republican National Convention if presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump wants him to do so. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan during an interview at his constituent center in Janesville, Wis., Monday, May 9, 2016.  (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Congressional Republicans are returning to Capitol Hill to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee. But instead of uniting behind him, leading figures like House Speaker Paul Ryan are withholding their support.

That highly unusual state of affairs is creating a tricky situation for Republicans in the House and Senate. Some of them fear Trump could prove a drag on their own re-election chances in a year when the GOP is fighting to hang onto its slim Senate majority.

Yet the question might not be so ridiculous in an election year where the GOP has been shaken by a divisive billionaire like Trump. He spent years as a registered Democrat and has managed to insult women, Hispanics, disabled people and others.

FILE - In this March 14, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves to the crowd as they walk off the stage after a rally at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C. Christie’s decision to endorse Donald Trump back in February brought him plenty of derision at the time. But it’s bringing rewards now that it’s clear he bet on the winner. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
=Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves to the crowd as they walk off the stage after a rally. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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