My disdain for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is pretty clear. A soulless scumbag and hypocrite, I don’t hesitate at all to say he’s every bit as bad as, if not worse than, Donald Trump. After all, Ryan’s someone who’s made several comments where it’s obvious he knows Trump’s unfit for office — yet he’s still supported and defended him anyway.
Though things got a little dicey for him during a recent NPR interview when Ryan was asked about the allegations against Roy Moore.
“I believe those allegations are credible,” Ryan said, expressing his belief that Moore should withdraw from the race.
Following that response, NPR’s Steve Inskeep then asked Ryan to explain how these allegations are more credible than the at least 16 women who’ve accused Trump of sexual harassment and/or assault and why he hasn’t called for this “president” to step down:
I think the Roy Moore — I don’t know if — I’m focused on Congress. Roy Moore is trying to come to Congress. My job here as Speaker of the House is to help make sure that Congress is an institution that we’re proud of and that’s what I’m focused on. He’s running for Congress and I think the allegations against him were very very credible.
When pressed further to explain the differences between the credibility of the allegations levied against Trump and Moore, Ryan continued to crash and burn.
“I don’t know the answer to that. I haven’t spent my time reviewing the difference in these two cases,” Ryan said.
This is nothing new from Ryan. He has a history of trying to play dumb about how much he knows about a current scandal whenever he’s forced to answer a question he doesn’t know how to answer without admitting that he’s a hypocrite.
I have absolutely no doubt that Ryan knows about all of Trump’s accusers and what many of them have said he did to them just like he’s aware of the allegations against Moore. The difference being, Ryan can’t condemn Trump because that would force him to admit that he voted for and supports someone he believes to be a sexual predator — even though that’s exactly what he’s done.
Then his excuse that he’s “focused on Congress” is pure bullshit. A part of the job for every Speaker of the House is to hold a sitting president accountable for their actions. If Ryan wants investigations into members of Congress who’ve been accused of sexual harassment and/or assault, then that’s exactly what he should want concerning Trump and the at least 16 women who’ve said he sexually harassed or assaulted them.
It’s comments such as these that make me view Paul Ryan as just as big of a scumbag as Donald Trump. It’s one thing for Trump to be who he is — an awful, vile human being and a national embarrassment — that’s just who he is and, quite honestly, he’s pretty open about being all of that. However, it’s the people who know how dangerous, unethical, and terrible Trump is, yet support him anyway and play dumb about his scandals, who I view with even more disdain than I do the orange idiot himself.
People like Paul Ryan and the vast majority of the Republican party know exactly how unhinged and abusive this “president” is — yet they chose to support him anyway.