Paul Ryan Claims GOP Wouldn’t Try To Have Democrat Facing Similar Charges To Trump Impeached

Sometimes you get the feeling that Paul Ryan has forgotten exactly who he works for. Despite the fact that while campaigning, Donald Trump had his supporters chant “Lock her up!” in reference to Hillary Clinton using a private email server, Ryan believes that Republicans wouldn’t call for the impeachment of a Democratic president accused of actions similar President Trump’s.

While James Comey confirmed in his hearing before a senate committee that he has no doubt that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and that Trump tried to influence a criminal investigation, in response to a question from a reporter at his weekly Capitol press conference as to whether Republicans would be in favor of impeachment at this point, Ryan’s answer was one of simple denial.

“No. I don’t think we would, actually. I don’t think that’s at all the case,” Ryan said, despite belonging to a party that impeached a president over oral sex.

Ryan admitted on MSNBC the previous night that it was “obviously” inappropriate to ask for the then-FBI director’s loyalty, but claimed during the Capitol press conference that he felt sympathy toward Trump when it came to the topic of James Comey telling the president that he personally wasn’t under investigation.

“What I got out of that testimony is, we now know why he was so frustrated when the FBI director told him three times there’s no investigation of him, yet that speculation was allowed to continue,” said Ryan.

Maybe if the president wasn’t so self-centered and perhaps a little smarter he would’ve reworded his question, because Comey made the point clear during his testimony — The FBI has no individual file on Donald Trump, thus Trump himself wasn’t personally under investigation. His campaign, on the other hand, is and that consists of more people than just Donald Trump. And if Trump became a person of interest and was directly under investigation, it would create a duty to publicly correct the record.

But since when has Donald Trump ever really thought about anybody besides Donald Trump?


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