Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has never missed an opportunity to provide cover for President Donald Trump’s bigoted, destructive actions.
After seeing the way Rep. Ryan brushed off the openly racist, anti-immigrant commercial Trump’s campaign just released, conservative Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin was moved to call Ryan out for being “spineless.”
In the new Trump ad, a voice-over narrator makes the claim that Democrats who refuse to provide funding for a wall between America and Mexico will be “complicit in all murders” carried out by undocumented immigrants. Face the Nation‘s John Dickerson pressed Rep. Ryan about this, asking, “Are Democrats complicit?” Ryan deflected, “Well, they’re certainly not helping us keep the government open. They’re certainly not helping us on a solution to immigration. When you shut down the government and stop negotiating on immigration reform, they are complicit with not getting things done.” The CBS host pushed more directly, inquiring, “But are they complicit in murders?” Paul answered uselessly, “I’m not going to comment. I just saw that. I don’t know if that’s necessarily productive. It’s not secret the president has strong views on immigration. But what is not productive is a pointless government shutdown that the Senate Democrats have foisted on this country.”
During an appearance on MSNBC’s AM Joy, conservative Jennifer Rubin had a harsh message for Speaker Ryan regarding his comments about Trump’s racist video. Said Jennifer, “Well, first of all, Paul Ryan continues his unblemished record as a spineless moral midget. The man could not take a stand against racism if his life depended upon it. He is all in with this president and it’s a good reason why I think the Republican Party is, frankly, going into oblivion. It wouldn’t have killed him to denounce that ad and then go on with his talking points.” Do you agree with Rubin about Ryan? Watch her full comments below: