AWFUL! Paul Ryan Rips POTUS Trump for Pardoning 85 Year-Old Joe Arpaio
It’s well documented that Speaker Paul Ryan was not and is still not a supporter of President Trump.
During a conference call with members in October 2016 before the November election Ryan told Republicans he was through defending the Republican nominee. The GOP House Speaker added, “I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,.”
Paul Ryan wasn’t kidding.
Ryan has attacked President Trump at least three times in the last month WHILE ON VACATION!
The GOP-led House of Representatives took the entire month of August off.
Paul Ryan already took a couple jabs at President Trump from his vacation bunker earlier this month.
Speaker Paul Ryan took another shot at President Trump this weekend.
Speaker Ryan condemned President Trump for pardoning 85 year-old Joe Arpaio.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday criticized President Donald Trump for pardoning a former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to object to the move.
“The speaker does not agree with the decision,” said Ryan spokesman Doug Andres. “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 White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about Mr. Ryan’s statement.
On Friday, the White House announced that the president had pardoned Mr. Arpaio, known as an immigration hard-liner who had been sheriff of Maricopa County for 24 years before he lost a re-election bid last year.