Paul Ryan is seemingly uninterested in defending President Trump against malicious Russia accusations. According to the Speaker of the House, he isn’t elected to protect the president from investigations:
Ryan was asked on local Wisconsin radio Monday morning about why Republicans aren’t doing more to protect President Trump from Mueller’s investigation and those being conducted by Congressional committees. The radio host Jay Weber mentioned the Democratic donors hired, and in his response Ryan said, “Bob Mueller is a Republican who was appointed by a Republican.”
The House Speaker added, “I don’t think many people are saying that Mueller is a biased partisan…he really is anything but.” While the president has called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt,” Ryan said a special counsel “depoliticizes this stuff,” and “gets it out of the political theater.”
As for defending Trump from the investigations, he said congressional Republicans are “not spending all of our time on this. Because that’s not what we were elected to do, we were elected to solve people’s problems and focus on their issues and that’s what we’re focused on.”
Before the election, GOP politicians believed that distancing themselves from Trump — who they thought would lose — was a smart political move. Now that he’s won, however, one would think they would acknowledge their miscalculations and support the president. Instead, they’re continuing their arms-length approach.
That might be a dangerous game to play before the midterms — as there are plenty of challengers on the Right willing to take their place.
Source: Daily Caller