With Pelosi’s Urging– Paul Ryan Slams Trump for Putin Meeting
The GOP Speaker Paul Ryan attacked President Trump today after his meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ryan released the comments after the press conference this morning.
Nancy Pelosi urged Paul Ryan to take a stronger stance against the Republican president.
At the same time, the @HouseGOP has refused to seriously confront Russia’s threat to our democracy, instead holding sham hearings designed to distract from attacks on our elections. @SpeakerRyan, stop protecting @realDonaldTrump & #ProtectOurDemocracy. #TrumpPutin https://t.co/m47HRTqG9s
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 16, 2018
Paul Ryan reminded the US President that Russia is not our ally.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday said there’s “no question” Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election after President Trump refused to blame Moscow during a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world,” Ryan said in a statement. “That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence. The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally.
“There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals,” he continued. “The United States must be focused on holding Russia accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy.”
Ryan, who is retiring from Congress at the end of his current term, has drawn criticism at times for failing to push back strongly on some of Trump’s rhetoric and policies.