Always looking for an opportunity to shine and steal some of the limelight away from the President, House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared on Jake Tapper’s CNN program yesterday evening, which broadcasted his town hall meeting, to state that the White House had “messed up” in their response to the racial demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, but at the same time he was quick to warn against politicians trying to make gains out of the response, and was quoted as saying such a move would certainly “descend this issue into some partisan hack-fest.”
The highest ranking Republican said further that he wouldn’t support any Congressional moves to censure Mr. Trump: “To make this us against them, Republicans against Democrats, pro-Trump, anti-Trump, that is a big mistake for our country,”
As always, CNN hammered Mr Ryan to try and get any negative feedback from him on Mr Trump, whilst the latter sidestepped the issue and responded that: “It should not be about the president. This is not about Republicans or Democrats. This shouldn’t be about some vote in Congress or some partisan issue. This is so much more than that.”
The house speaker defended the GOP’s agenda under the President, stating that further to passing an Obamacare repeal — which is still stalling in the Senate — the House approved legislation to reform the Wall Street measures which were introduced after the 2008 collapse, and to boost job training in order to resume hiring American workers.
It of course remains to be seen whether Republicans will follow Mr Ryan’s leadership. The past has proven that the relationship between President Trump and House Speaker Ryan is at best a complicated one.
He did bring the funniest moment of the evening when a questioner, obviously chosen by CNN, accused the President of sending ‘bullying tweets’, to which Mr Ryan replied with some quite practical advice: “I tell my kids to turn off the TV, get off the internet.”
Finally, as we here on the Goldwater advised already yesterday to all our readers (http://www.thegoldwater.com/news/6970-Voting-tomorrow-to-Censure-Trump-Call-and-tell-these-folks-NO), call these so called rebel Republicans and tell them what you think of their intentions.