Ryan: Liberals favor agenda of government to favor elites
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, as he did it four days earlier, talked about the choices in this year’s elections without uttering the words “Donald Trump.” After privately telling House Republicans that he would no longer defend or campaign for his party’s presidential nominee, Ryan, R-Wis., tore into Democrat Hillary Clinton and liberals for pursuing a government-heavy agenda for elites and said a GOP-run Congress would block at least parts of their plans.
In nearly 45 minutes of remarks to college Republicans in Madison, Wisconsin, the closest he came to mentioning Trump was in describing the presidential campaign’s tone and warning students away from behavior that sounded suspiciously like things that have characterized Trump’s now flagging campaign.
He told the students that Democrats want to increase bureaucratic control of peoples’ lives and confirm liberal judges. “A Republican Congress will not stand for this,” he promised.