Ex-House Speaker Paul Ryan has never been a fan of President Trump.
Last week, he said that the Republican Party needs to move on from Trump and that it was ‘horrifying’ that his Presidency supposedly came to a ‘dishonorable and disgraceful end.’ He did not even have the courage to call President Trump by name.
Yesterday, Ryan attended a ‘small’ event in support of Representative Tom Rice (R-Sc.) and said that many Republicans wanted to impeach trump but didn’t have the ‘guts’ to do it.
His argument is obviously bogus because “Republicans” who come out against Trump are often lavishly rewarded by liberals, starting multi-million dollar organizations like the Lincoln Project or getting lucrative TV contracts.
Business Insider Reports–
“Former House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that more House Republicans would’ve voted to impeach former President Donald Trump after the January 6 Capitol riot if they’d had the “guts” to do so.
Ryan made the remarks at a small reception at a hotel in Florence, South Carolina while campaigning for Republican Rep. Tom Rice, one of ten House Republicans that voted to impeach Trump.
“There were a lot of people who wanted to vote like Tom but who just didn’t have the guts to do it,” Ryan told the group, according to The Myrtle Beach Sun News. “There are a lot of people who say they’re going to vote their conscious, they’re going to vote for the Constitution, they’re going to vote for their convictions but when it gets hard to do that they don’t do it.”
“Tom Rice is a man of conviction,” he also said. “Tom Rice is the kind of person you want in Congress.”
Rice is running against South Carolina State Rep. Russell Fry (R-Sc.), who currently leads Rice by a 17-point margin in a Trafalgar poll released Wednesday.