When asked by reporters about the indictment of Paul Manafort, the Speaker of the House, tripped over his own two feet while cowardly trying to dodge the question.
Pressed to respond to special counsel indictments, Speaker Ryan says, "I'm not going to speculate on something I haven't read." pic.twitter.com/Xf7rVXWgLD
— ABC News (@ABC) October 30, 2017
Ryan was asked about the Manafort indictment, and this was his answer, “I have nothing to add to the indictments because I haven’t read the indictments…It’s big news, but this is what you get from a special counsel. I really have nothing to add, because I have not even read it. I’m not going to speculate on something that I haven’t read, so there’s just no point in doing that.”
A real leader would have said that we need to get the bottom of what happened during the 2016 election, and I support the special counsel’s work. I can’t comment on the indictment itself in any detail because I have not read it yet.
Paul Ryan decided to take the coward’s way out and make no statement at all. Ryan is not a leader. The Speaker of the House is a Trump enabler who is being accused of approving the White House efforts to derail the House investigation into the Russia scandal.
Speaker Ryan is putting tax cuts ahead of his country. Others will go down for the Russia scandal, but it was Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell who helped sell out one of the nation’s two political parties to Putin.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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