While most of the national attention has been on Donald Trump, his administration, and the never-ending dumpster fire that’s been embarrassing this country, I’ve done my best to make sure people don’t forget that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is every bit the scumbag Trump is. In fact, in some instances, he’s actually worse.
There’s a lot I could say about Ryan to express my disdain for one of the biggest hypocrites in politics, but for the purpose of this article I wanted to focus on something that he’s done since Trump’s rise to the top of the GOP: Act as if Trump’s words, popularity, and horrific behavior aren’t serious issues, don’t represent his party, and, in some cases, never happened.
For instance, his comments on Monday where he literally said “no one” is disputing Russia meddled in our election.
“We know Russia meddled in the election,” Ryan said, “No one is disputing that. And this last government gave us that information in the first place. No one is alleging that some American was in on it beforehand.”
Here’s a tweet from Donald Trump on Sunday:
Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2017
So, Ryan publicly said that “no one is disputing” that Russia meddled in our election — the day after Trump went on Twitter to push his conspiracy that Democrats are the ones behind the reports claiming Russia meddled in our election to delegitimize his win.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times — you just can’t make this stuff up.
But this is how Ryan operates. He often acts as if he fully supports Trump and believes he has a great vision for the future of this country, then goes out and makes comments that are in complete contradiction to what the pathological-lying conspiracy theorist has said.
If you ask me, my theory is Ryan makes these contradictory statements so he can deny that he supported the true brunt of the unhinged mental instability that is Donald Trump. He knows the wheels are going to eventually come off this administration and he doesn’t want to be “on the record” endorsing many of the absolutely ridiculous things Trump has said or done. He’s trying to play both “sides.” He doesn’t want to anger Trump’s loyal supporters, potentially sinking any future political ambitions he might have. However, he also doesn’t want to be too tied-up with Trump because that could backfire on him later.
With all these allegations swirling around about possible ties between Trump and Russia, for Ryan to admit that Putin meddled in our election, but then act like Congress doesn’t need to hold investigations into the laundry list of damning allegations against Trump, that’s inexcusable.
If Ryan truly believes that Russia launched a cyber attack against the United States to undermine our democracy — the same Russia which Trump has praised, defended, and just had his top national security advisor resign over unethical contact with Russian officials on the day President Obama issued sanctions against them for their attack — then there’s absolutely no excuse (aside from putting party over country) why he’s not at the forefront of pushing for extensive investigations into whether or not Trump has committed treason.
Especially considering this is the same individual who filed paperwork to have Hillary Clinton’s access to classified material revoked over her use of a private email server.
Amazing isn’t it?
Paul Ryan didn’t think Clinton was trustworthy enough to have access to classified information. However, he also doesn’t seem to believe it’s worth Congress’ time to investigate an extensive list of allegations swirling around Donald Trump’s ties to Russia — the same country he admits launched a cyber attack aimed at undermining our democracy with the apparent goal of helping elect the very same man who refuses to say anything negative about the country that attacked us.
I would say this is all “surreal,” but it’s not — it’s bullshit. This is all an absolute disgrace, an embarrassment, and a joke.
We have a person in charge of this country who’s exhibiting practically every sign of someone who’s desperately trying to hide something, yet the branch of our government that’s supposed to hold the president accountable, is flat-out refusing to do so because most within the GOP feel that protecting their party is more important than carrying out their Constitutional responsibilities.
Paul Ryan might be trying to “play both sides,” but we can’t let him. When Donald Trump is finally exposed for who he really is, we have to make certain that every Republican who sold this country out is held accountable for their pathetic support of the biggest mistake this country ever “elected.”
Watch his comments below via MSNBC: