House Speaker Paul Ryan: I Voted for Donald Trump


House Speaker and Representative from Janesville Paul Ryan says he voted early, and voted for Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and other Republicans on the ticket.  He told Fox News, “I stand where I’ve stood all fall and all summer.  In fact, I’ve already voted here in Janesville for our nominee last week in early voting.”

Ryan and Trump have been uneasy allies, with Ryan cancelling a joint appearance with Trump last month after a video leaked where Trump used vulgar language to describe his sexual encounters with women.  Earlier in the year, Ryan also commented that he ‘wasn’t there yet’ in endorsing the controversial Republican nominee, but has signaled several times since that he does support Trump.

The House Speaker’s support is a break with some lawmakers who serve south of the Wisconsin/Illinois border, including Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL 16th) who say they will not vote for their Republican nominee.

Ryan also commented on the controversy over the FBI finding thousands more emails associated with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the computer of Anthony Weiner, who is the estranged husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin.  Weiner, a former congressman, is under investigation for allegedly sexting a 15-year-old girl.

The FBI is now sorting through those emails to see if there is any classified information on them, but reports indicate because there are so many, it is unlikely that task will be completed before the November 8th election.

Rep. Ryan says the email controversy reminds him of the 1990’s when President Bill Clinton was in office. “This is what life with the Clintons looks like,” he told Fox News Channel.  “It’s always a scandal, one after another … they live beyond the rules.  And they live to work the system to help themselves, to help Clinton, Inc.”

Ryan is not attending a campaign event Tuesday with Trump and Gov. Scott Walker in Eau Claire, WI, saying he didn’t get enough advance notice and that he is busy campaigning for Republicans in tight House races across the nation.

Rep. Ryan is also pushing an alternative plan to Obamacare which he says he along with Republican members of Congress and Trump have been working together on.

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