State Sen. Lena Taylor
Press Release

House Speaker Ryan’s Unfortunate and Unhelpful Career Hits Rock Bottom

"Unfortunate and unhelpful are hardly the appropriate words House Speaker Ryan should have used to describe the latest in a series of rampant racist remarks made by the 45th President."

By - Jan 15th, 2018 11:50 am
Paul Ryan. Photo from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

Paul Ryan. Photo from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

(MADISON) – During yesterday’s meeting in the oval office President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan deal regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The program was originally established during the Obama Administration in order to provide immigrants who had illegally entered the country as minors with work permit eligibility and deferred deportation.

Recently DACA has come under scrutiny by the current administration, but the hostility took a turn for the worse when the President of The United States described Haiti, El Salvador and a plethora of African countries as “s***hole countries.” Nearly 12 hours after the American people were made aware of the vile comments, House Speaker Paul Ryan voiced his own opinion, calling the President’s racist remarks “unfortunate and unhelpful.”

In response to the President’s hateful comments and Speaker Ryan’s weak response, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement:

“Unfortunate and unhelpful are hardly the appropriate words House Speaker Ryan should have used to describe the latest in a series of rampant racist remarks made by the 45th President. They are however suitable in describing his own downward spiral of a career and failure to address the bigotry and hate so often expressed by this administration,” said Senator Taylor (D-Milwaukee.)

“Once again House Speaker Ryan has put party over country. In his rush to strip away America’s health care and gift corporations tax breaks, Speaker Ryan has shown he will go to any length to protect the President. The lines in the sand that Republicans like Paul Ryan have been drawing for the 45th President will continue to wash away at a rate only surpassed by the House Speaker’s own diminishing integrity.”

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3 thoughts on “House Speaker Ryan’s Unfortunate and Unhelpful Career Hits Rock Bottom”

  1. Terry says:

    Paul Ryan is now just a sycophantic boot licking toady for Trump. He and Walker are enabling Trump’s crypto-fascism, racism and depravity when they should be rebuking it! History will not forget, nor will voters. There’s a Big Blue Wave building that’s going to wash all these republican enablers, appeasers, charlatans and authoritarian supporters away in November 2018!!

    DUMP RYAN 2018!!
    DUMP WALKER 2018!!
    DUMP ALL REPUBLICANS 2018!!

    SAVE THE GRAND OLD REPUBLIC 2018!!

  2. Jeff W says:

    Best way to MAGA is by voting out the shithole Republicans!!!

  3. will says:

    Amen, Lying Ryan, Koch Walker have been living off of taxpayers their whole lives. Hope to God I don’t have to pay their health care bills when they start falling apart, because it happens to all of us and it bothers me that these slime buckets get any good health care on taxpayers dime when their time comes.

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