Paul Ryan gives in to Trump, it is now Trumps GOP…
That didn’t take too long.
Me, it’s a question of how to move ahead on the ideas that I—and my House colleagues—have invested so much in through the years. It’s not just a choice of two people, but of two visions for America. And House Republicans are helping shape that Republican vision by offering a bold policy agenda, by offering a better way ahead.
Donald Trump can help us make it a reality.
At 3:05 pm on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump, the apparent GOP nominee. This came in a tweet in which Ryan said, “I’ll be voting for @realDonaldTrump this fall. I’m confident he will help turn the House GOP’s agenda into laws.”
And Ryan submitted a statement to his hometown paper explaining his decision. Essentially, the reason was this: We really don’t like Hillary Clinton, and Trump will likely sign into law bills passed by a Republican Congress. Ryan said nothing about Trump’s temperament, ideas, or abilities. And this makes it official: This is now Trump’s Republican Party. The submission of the GOP establishment to Trump is complete. The fellow that Marco Rubio denounced as a con man has forced the leaders of the party to kneel before him, principles be damned. The deal is done. The ring has been kissed. On with the show.