Ex-GOP Congressman Blasts Paul Ryan’s Spineless Hypocrisy on Trump

As I’ve said numerous times already, while Donald Trump is truly awful, I still think Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is worse. I’d much rather deal with an obvious con man like Trump than a slimy, sell-his-soul just to get away with stealing a dollar from a poor person “Christian conservative” sociopath like Ryan.

Trump is absolutely terrible, but it’s those who are enabling him who are really to blame. Donald Trump is only allowed to behave how he does, while still thinking it’s okay to do so, because of the millions of people who support him and the political party that refuses to hold him accountable.

And the de facto leader of that party is Paul Ryan — a man who once said Trump didn’t represent conservative values, and called his bigoted attacks on a federal judge who’s of Mexican heritage “textbook racism.”

It seems I’m not the only person who’s recognized Ryan’s spineless hypocrisy when it comes to defending and supporting Trump. Former Republican congressman Bob Inglis took to Trump’s favorite social media site, Twitter, to rip into what a coward he’s been when dealing with Trump’s corruption and scandals:

He later went on to reply to a tweet sent out by CNN’s Jake Tapper where he reminded everyone that he voted for Bill Clinton’s impeachment and called for his resignation. Though he was also quick to point out that what Clinton had done was far “less serious” than the multiple scandals surrounding Trump.

Inglis is absolutely right. When it comes to Trump, Republicans have been unapologetic hypocrites. These are the people who spent years on ridiculous “investigations” into Benghazi, often painting it as a conspiracy on par with Watergate. They’re also many of the same hypocrites who pledged, had she won, to spend years investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails — even after the FBI cleared her of any wrongdoing.

Yet when it comes to Trump, many of these Republicans, Ryan included, have done everything possible to downplay his strange pro-Russian behavior; the long list of people he has around him with connections to Russia; his rather obvious attempts to obstruct justice; firing the FBI director then saying the on-going Russia investigations played a part; his son-in-law apparently trying to set up a secret meeting with Russian bankers; associates lying about meetings with Russian officials; and the fact that he still refuses, and has continually lied about, releasing his tax returns.

There’s absolutely no way they’d let a Democrat — any Democrat — get away with even a fraction of what they’ve ignored about Trump. Just the tax return issue, alone, would have Republicans in full meltdown mode.

This is why I’ve said, while I believe Donald Trump will be remembered by future generations as one of the biggest mistakes in our nation’s history, we must emphasize that the Republican Party stood by, like cowards, and defended his lies, scandals, and unhinged behavior almost every step of the way.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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