Profiles in Cowardice – Paul Ryan
May 19, 2017
After even more bombshell reports today, it is clear the Russia investigation is not going to go away anytime soon, despite how much Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans wish it would.
Congressional Republicans have tried to dip, dodge, duck and dive any confirmation or confrontation, but the DNC will continue to hold them accountable for their inaction in the face of Trump’s obvious interference in the Russia investigation.
Today’s Coward of the Day is Speaker Paul Ryan:
Speaker Paul Ryan: “Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday brushed off talk of a possible Democratic wave sweeping Republicans out of Congress in 2018. ‘Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah is what I think about that stuff,’ Ryan told conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt.”
You heard that right. When asked about his party’s issues and the potential impact on 2018, Ryan –the Speaker of the House of Representatives – literally said “Blah blah blah blah blah.”
While Ryan took the cake, he wasn’t the only coward from today. Other Republican members continued to carry water for the Trump White House, tried to downplay the appointment of a special counsel and blah, blah, blah. See for yourself.
Here are some of the honorable mentions from today:
Rep. Chris Collins: “Chris Collins, the first Republican member to support Trump, says ‘it is what it is’ on a special counsel.”
Rep. Roger Marshall: “In a statement Thursday, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall called investigations into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia ‘a witch hunt.’ ‘There’s been a clear slant that has permeated our national political coverage,’ Marshall said. ‘Half-truths and innuendo have defined the conversation.’ Marshall, who was elected in November to represent central and western Kansas, urged the media to focus on ‘the many good things this president and Congress are doing.’”
Rep. Ron Estes: “‘It’s kind of amazing,’ Estes said in response. ‘When you take over the responsibility of the presidency the way he’s doing, you’ve got to give him some latitude to get his job done.’”