Since the election of Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s true colors have come out.
Not only has he refused to act on Trump’s agenda, he’s even openly attacked the President.
But his latest attack, that involves siding with Democrats, might just be his worst yet.
The most important issue for many Trump supporters is putting an end to illegal immigration.
And building a wall would be a great first step towards doing that.
The majority of Republicans support it, and it was the signature campaign item during Donald Trump’s campaign.
But now insiders are reporting that House Speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t want the wall, and bragged about it to other establishment Republicans.
According to Breitbart:
“House Speaker Paul Ryan, at a private dinner earlier this year, said he thought only “one member” wanted to build a wall across the entire U.S.-Mexico border, Breitbart News has learned from multiple sources with direct knowledge of the comments, including former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO).
The dinner, sources said, took place on the eve of the House’s passage of two relatively minor immigration bills at the end of June: Kate’s Law and sanctuary city reforms. The far wider reaching Davis-Oliver Act was tabled at the same time.
“Ryan told a group of Republicans he met with … that only one person wants a wall,” Tancredo told Breitbart News shortly after the dinner.
Tancredo took issue with the Speaker’s characterization of support for the wall within the House GOP. “Of course he means only one person in his entourage and of the leadership,” he told Breitbart News. “I know several people in Congress who want a wall and I know that there are millions of Americans who want a wall.”
“You have to understand the level of fear that exists in the Republican establishment about this issue,” Tancredo told Breitbart News, seeking to explain the pressures that Republican members of Congress face when addressing immigration.
“The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want a wall … the pressure is greater from the Chamber of Commerce than it is from the members,” Tancredo, who for years in the House fought a mostly fruitless battle to get Congress to combat the flood of illegal immigration, added. “That’s the basic problem. It was then. It is now.””
The claim that Republicans don’t support the wall is simply incorrect.
Donald Trump campaigned on it at virtually every campaign stop.
“Build the Wall” became a slogan repeated at rallies across the country.
Many, like former Congressman Tom Tancredo, believe Paul Ryan will never support any serious measures to end illegal immigration.
He believes that RINOs like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would rather lose elections than actually take action on immigration.
Paul Ryan did spend the entirety of Donald Trump’s campaign attacking him, and even refused to ever support him, stating:
“[I’m] not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,”
Do you agree with former Congressman Tom Tancredo that Paul Ryan would rather have Republicans lose elections than end illegal immigration?
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