Ryan Supports Trump In Hopes Of Passing His Agenda
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) came out today and openly endorsed Donald Trump for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. In an op-ed for his hometown newspaper the Gazette- Xtra the speaker saw this headline – Paul Ryan: Donald Trump can help make reality of bold House policy agenda.
No one expects Ryan to fully embrace Trump but the Speaker knows that if he has any hope of seeing his agenda pass in the House then he needs the Republican nominee to be elected president.
Here is a view in his own words written by Ryan from his op-ed. He is addressing the bills that he and his Republican colleagues will craft and try to get passed in the coming months.
RYAN: The concept from the start was simple: If we had a Republican president ready to sign bills into law, what would we do?
This month, we’ll show the country what a better tax code looks like. We’ll outline a plan not just for repealing Obamacare but replacing it with a better system, more focused on patients, choices and lower costs.
We’ll offer a plan to restore the Constitution and the separation of powers that decades of executive overreach have eroded. We’ll present the ideal national security and foreign policy to keep Americans safe.
We’ll show how we can reform rules and regulations so they’re spurring the economy and creating jobs, not destroying them. And we’ll offer a better way to help lift people out of poverty and into lives of self-determination.
Ryan doesn’t have to like Trump or agree with him on any of their many policy differences. He needs the man to come in as president and to sign his bills into laws.
Here is how Ryan ended his op-ed: For me, it’s a question of how to move ahead on the ideas that I—and my House colleagues—have invested so much in through the years. It’s not just a choice of two people, but of two visions for America. And House Republicans are helping shape that Republican vision by offering a bold policy agenda, by offering a better way ahead.
Donald Trump can help us make it a reality.
So you see it’s not as much an endorsement of Trump as it is a pitch to say if you like what the Republican Congress plans to do for the country then vote Trump 2016. The sub text being that if you like what you see and hear from me and Trump doesn’t win vote Ryan for President in 2020.