The majority of Americans will agree that it has been extremely frustrating to watch as the Republican Party stands by and does nothing while President Donald Trump spreads conspiracy theories and lies on a regular basis. “Spineless” has been a word frequently used to describe prominent members of the GOP, particularly ones like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), who have stayed silent on many of the president’s wrongdoings. But earlier today, it seemed as though Ryan had enough.
While taking questions with his fellow Republicans, Ryan surprised everyone by totally discrediting Trump’s ‘Spygate’ conspiracy, which the president has been regularly whining about on Twitter. Ryan also backed up Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on the congressman’s “accurate” statements that the FBI had acted appropriately when it came to Trump’s 2016 campaign. Gowdy’s comments had been a major blow in Trump’s claims that the FBI put a spy in his campaign, and to have Ryan side with Gowdy on this is devastating for the president. Ryan said:
“We are waiting for some more document requests. We have some more documents to review. We still have some unanswered questions … I have seen no evidence to the contrary of the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy has made, but I want to run every lead down and make sure we get the final answers to the questions.”
You can watch that moment below:
Paul Ryan says he agrees with Trey Gowdy’s debunking of #spygate: “I think the chairman’s initial assessment was accurate…. I have seen no evidence to the contrary of the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy made, but I want to make sure we run every lead.” pic.twitter.com/r6gA8miZJW
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 6, 2018
To make matters worse, Ryan had this to say about Trump’s statements on having the “absolute right” to pardon himself:
It’s a bad day when even members of your own party won’t defend you. Trump is toast!
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