Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R. WI) is known as being one of the most spineless Representatives in recent American history. His entire agenda is based around making the rich richer and especially the poor poorer. Of course, he doesn’t say that and doesn’t believe that, but actions speak louder than words.
But since popular vote loser Donald Trump took office in January of 2017, Ryan’s had a little more on his plate – namely, turning the GOP majority House of Representatives into the Trump protective agency.
And Paul Ryan knows that the massive coverups of Trump’s corruption will end if Republicans lose their majority in the November mid-term elections. In fact, he implied as much at the Milken Institute Global Conference.
Paul Ryan said if Democrats win control of either the House or the Senate in the midterms, “you’ll have gridlock, you’ll have subpoenas,” with the whole legislative system “shutting down,” Of course, we all know the gridlock bit to be true, that will definitely happen.
The part that scares Republicans and Donald Trump is the part about subpoenas. What exactly is Paul Ryan implying and/or confessing here? He’s talking about the fact that democrats will be in control will will demand corruption, lies, and cover-ups to be investigated. Therefore, he’s saying if Republicans can retain control on the House and Senate in the November elections, more of the same we’ve been seeing from Republicans will continue…the lies, corruption, and cover-ups.
New York Magazine paints the picture perfectly: “Ryan’s House has been run essentially as a subordinate arm of the Trump administration. Ryan and his party have quashed votes to compel release of Donald Trump’s tax returns, and they have used their investigative power not to oversee the presidency but to harass and intimidate the Department of Justice into falling into line behind the president’s whims, to the point where the acting attorney general had to bluntly accuse House Republicans of trying to “extort” him. Trump and his family have used their power to enrich themselves personally, with no hearings or oversight whatsoever from the House. His Cabinet members have likewise misspent funds and abused their authority without any accountability from the committees that are putatively tasked with the job.”
“Paul Ryan doesn’t like to talk about this part of his job, because he cherishes his reputation as an idea maven. But Ryan has played an invaluable role covering up and enabling Trump administration scandals. When he says his party needs to keep control of the House to prevent subpoenas, he is both promising the cover-ups will continue if his party keeps its control of government, and expressing his clear belief that he opposes any level of independent oversight of the Executive branch.”
When the history books on this era are written, there will be special chapters dedicated to people like Paul Ryan, all about their massive cowardice in enabling the most inept, corrupt, and dysfunctional Presidential administration in American history.