(NationalSentinel) Things have not always gone smoothly between House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and President-elect Donald J. Trump, that much is certain. And there may be times throughout Trump’s presidential tenure where the two won’t see eye to eye.
But Ryan sounds as if he’s had enough of Democratic carping, where the opposition party is implying that somehow Trump’s victory is illegitimate.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed Democrats for insinuating that President-elect Donald Trump’s win is illegitimate Thursday.
“Let me say a couple of things. First of all — and I think this is what the president-elect is legitimately upset about,” Ryan said during his weekly press conference. “There are attempts on the left to delegitimize this election. That’s just bogus. He won fair and square.”
Ryan goes on to claim that Russia did attempt to ‘meddle’ in the election–a claim we still don’t believe and aren’t buying–but he added that Clinton’s campaign made fateful decisions about where to send her that ultimately cost her a second presidential defeat.
“Russia didn’t tell Hillary Clinton not to go to Wisconsin or Michigan. They didn’t put the server in her basement or put the emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop,” Ryan said. “He won the election fair and square.”
He went onto say that the U.S. should do everything in its power to make sure that no foreign actors influence U.S. elections moving forward–again, a claim we find dubious in the first place, but will acknowledge that Ryan, as House Speaker, is obviously attempting to placate the intelligence bureaucracy–but added that none of what allegedly happened in that realm should take away from Trump’s victory.
“But let’s just put this into proper perspective and that is let’s deny those who are trying to delegitimize a presidency before it starts …,” he said.