On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced that he voted for the GOP nominee for president, but left out one key element: that nominee’s name.
Ryan told Fox News, “I stand where I’ve stood all fall and all summer. In fact, I already voted here in Janesville for our nominee last week in early voting. We need to support our entire Republican ticket.”
Here’s the other thing I’d say: For those of us who lived through the 1990’s … it’s sort of a feeling of déjà vu, and the point that I keep trying to make to younger voters, who did not live through the 1990’s: this is what life with the Clintons looks like. It’s always a scandal, one after another, then there’s an investigation, and what happens … is you never know what’s coming next. They live beyond the rules, and they to work the system, to help themselves, to help Clinton Incorporated. They can win, and she could come in with a Democrat Congress, the worst of all possible things, if Republicans do not turn out, and do not vote.”
Ryan professed that he had been ignorant of Donald Trump’s visit to Wisconsin until “about 10 minutes ago.” He added that he had no plans to join Trump, rather campaigning for GOP House representatives in Indiana, Michigan, New York and Virginia.
Ryan announced in October that he would no longer campaign for Trump or defend him after the release of the infamous “pussy tape.” On Tuesday Ryan quietly reiterated his stand, allowing, “I’m just crisscrossing the country right now fighting for congressional Republicans.”