U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump should not pardon himself, becoming the second Republican leader in Congress to balk at the president's assertion that he had "absolute" power to do so.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) abdicated his duty to build a wall to stop Trump from reaching into the evidence locker on the Russia investigation. Instead of attending the bipartisan Gang of 8 briefing, Ryan left town to go fundraise.
Republicans are refusing to investigate Speaker Paul Ryan's firing of the popular House Chaplain because he advocated for the poor in a prayer.
On Meet The Press, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) made it clear that he would not allow a House vote on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller even if it passes the Senate.
Transcript of the exchange between Chuck Todd and Paul Ryan:
"This is the founding mythology of Paul Ryan over his 20 years in Congress," Maddow said about the claim that Speaker Ryan is a fiscally responsible budget expert.
"Where was Paul Ryan's press conference after Charlottesville? ... Where's Paul Ryan been standing up defending Robert Mueller day in and day out? It hasn't happened."
Paul Ryan was able to list exactly one legislative accomplishment as Speaker of the House, which proves how big of a failure he really has been.
Video of Ryan:
Ryan is proud that he is biggest failed Speaker Of The House in history. pic.twitter.com/tjh1H45AC0
Republicans have been acting surprised that Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is not running for reelection, but the news of his bailing has been known for months, and the reason isn’t just family. It’s the Trump dumpster fire and bloodbath that is coming in the midterm.
After repeated denials of rumors about House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plans to retire, it was confirmed on Wednesday that he will, in fact, be leaving Congress.
“This morning Speaker Ryan shared with his colleagues that this will be his last year as a member of the House,” said counselor to the Speaker Brendan Buck. “He will serve out his full term, run through the tape, and then retire in January. After nearly twenty years in the House, the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished and is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father. While he did not seek the position, he told his colleagues that serving as speaker has been the professional honor of his life, and he thanked them for the trust they placed in him. He will discuss his decision at a press conference immediately following the member meeting.”
As he enables the Russian attack on our election, the Speaker of the House said on Tuesday in the Czech Republic that the U.S. and its allies should condemn Russia for meddling in elections and launching cyber attacks.
About 40 high schoolers from Wisconsin are using the start of their spring break vacation to bring the weekend's national wave of gun control marches to the hometown of Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) showed a special level of spinelessness as he begged House Republicans not to bully Trump on his tariffs.
The Washington Post reported, “The morning meeting came as Republican lawmakers grasped for a strategy to persuade Trump to change his mind, with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), who had loudly criticized the plan on Monday, telling members in a closed-door meeting not to bully Trump on the decision. He said it could backfire and make things even worse.”
Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) made it clear during his weekly press conference that fixing the federal background check system was as far as he is willing to go on guns. In other words, there will be no vote on an assault weapons ban.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) couldn’t even take a stand against Trump on the issue of domestic violence at his weekly press conference.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continues to be a powerful fundraising figure for the Democratic Party.
According to POLITICO, Pelosi raised nearly $50 million during 2017. Out of the $49.5 million total, $47.6 million went to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Pelosi raised these funds by holding 204 events in 43 cities.
Donald Trump caused this mess by lifting protections for DACA recipients. Paul Ryan is making it worse by not holding a vote to clean it up.
In one speech, she likely did more work than Trump has done all week, and Republicans could do nothing but tip their caps.
House Speaker Paul Ryan once again proved that he has no self-awareness or grasp on reality after posting a tweet on Saturday touting a secretary’s $1.50 weekly raise, which he credited the GOP tax bill for.
Ryan cares more about dismantling the social safety net and advancing the interests of his wealthy donors than he does about helping his constituents or holding this dangerous president accountable.