In a conference call to his fellow members of the House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he will no longer campaign for Trump. He is
“only campaigning for House seats and promoting our agenda,”
(Can anyone tell us what Ryan’s agenda might be?)
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is instructing members of the House to continue polling, because the end of a campaign is like landing an airplane “you have to trust the instruments”.
While Paul Ryan’s office was quick to say he’s not giving up on winning the Presidency that was the impression left with those on his conference call. One House member on the call reported Ryan saying he will,
“spend his entire energy making sure that Hillary Clinton does not get a blank check with a Democrat-controlled Congress.”
That sure sounds like he thinks Hillary is going to win. Ryan also told House members,
“You all need to do what’s best for you in your district.”
Ryan said he is “willing to endure political pressure to help protect our majority”.
How will keeping Republicans in power help our country? They don’t do anything other than support whatever Obama wants. They promised to restore ‘regular order’ which would allow the House and the Senate to debate the appropriations bills and allow them to add amendments and to remove funding from parts of the bill. Instead Republicans control both the House and the Senate and they simply rubber stamp whatever budget Obama wants including full funding for Planned Parenthood and EPA. How do we benefit from keeping Paul Ryan as Speaker? How is it any different than having Nancy Pelosi as Speaker?
Reaction from Trump and others here.