(NationalSentinel) Political Media: Conservative commentators have begun the anti-Paul Ryan pile-on following the GOP House Speaker’s failed effort to get a core Republican pledge – repeal Obamacare – through a Republican Congress.
One of them was Fox News‘ Judge Janine Pirro, who declared Saturday evening bluntly that Ryan should relinquish his Speakership.
“Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the house,” Pirro began. “The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill, the one trumpeted to repeal and replace Obamacare, the one that he had seven years to work on, the one he had under lock and key in the basement of Congress, the one that had to be pulled to prevent the embarrassment of not having enough votes to pass.”
Continuing, she hinted that maybe Ryan purposefully sabotaged the president:
But this bill didn’t just fail. It failed when Republicans had the House, the Senate, the White House…and the timing? It failed within the first 70 days of President Donald Trump’s administration. A president who made replacement of Obamacare the hallmark of his campaign, and then used valuable political capital to accomplish it.
You know, Americans elected the one man they believed could do it. A complete outsider. Someone beholden to no one but them. And Speaker Ryan, you come in with all your swagger and experience and you sell him a bill of goods which ends up a complete and total failure. And you allow our president in his first 100 days to come out of the box like that?
Later, she added another truth – that is not responsible for the bill’s failure. The bill was just a bad bill.
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“I want to be clear, this is not on President Trump. No one expected a business man to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process. How would he know which individuals upon which he would be able to rely?” she said.
Interestingly, the president tweeted out a teaser for Pirro’s program, “Justice,” about 12 hours earlier on Saturday morning:
Was Trump’s tweet his subtle way of putting Ryan on notice?
See the entire monologue here: