Paul Ryan has made it his life’s mission to oppose everything Trump.
He’s now the latest obstructionist Establishment GOPer to jump on Trump for pardoning Sheriff Joe.
Independent Journal Review has the details:
“Doug Andres, a spokesman for Ryan, released the followings statement in his words, as opposed to quoting Ryan:
‘The speaker does not agree with the decision. Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.’
The statement was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, and the White House did not reply to the newspaper’s request for comment on the statement. Ryan, for his part, is the senior-most Republican to condemn the pardon.”
HuffPO lists some other Establishment GOPer who join in Ryan’s sentiments:
“Some other prominent Republicans, including Arizona Senator John McCain and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, have also criticized Trump for the controversial pardon.”
Sour grapes, perhaps?
Let’s just hope the good people of Wisconsin are getting more than a little tired of their congressman being such a road block to Making America Great Again.
Paul Ryan is up for re-election in 2018.
Time for a primary?