On Thursday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made headlines when he told CNN’s Jake Tapper he is “not ready” to endorse presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Trump immediately hit back, as has been his modus operandi throughout the campaign.
Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, who has been stumping for the New York billionaire, has apparently set her sights on taking out Ryan.
“Rep. Paul Ryan abandoned the district he was to represent as special interests dictated his legislative priorities,” Palin said in a post on her Facebook page, adding “Without ever having a real job outside of politics, it seems he disconnected himself from the people, thus easily disrespected the will of the people.”
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As far as Palin is concerned, that only means one thing: Ryan must go.
“It’s time for a change. I’m supporting the independent conservative businessman, Paul Nehlen, to return the House Speakership to ‘We the People,” Palin said. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper she said she believes Ryan needs to be “Cantored,” a reference to former Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated by challenger Dave Brat in a Republican Primary in 2014.
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Palin’s attempt to oust Ryan is not shocking given how aggressive Trump and his camp have been in attacking their political opponents, however the timing does seem curious, as Trump is reportedly set to meet with Ryan later this week in an attempt to mend the fences.
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