Paul Ryan Submits to Donald Trump

The real estate mogul’s takeover of the GOP is complete.

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That didn’t take too long.

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.

– See more at: http://www.gazettextra.com/20160602/paul_ryan_donald_trump_can_help_make_reality_of_bold_house_policy_agenda#sthash.cNW1EFfi.dpuf

At 3:05 pm on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump, the apparent GOP nominee. This came in a tweet in which Ryan said, “I’ll be voting for this fall. I’m confident he will help turn the House GOP’s agenda into laws.”

And Ryan submitted a statement to his hometown paper explaining his decision. Essentially, the reason was this: We really don’t like Hillary Clinton, and Trump will likely sign into law bills passed by a Republican Congress. Ryan said nothing about Trump’s temperament, ideas, or abilities. And this makes it official: This is now Trump’s Republican Party. The submission of the GOP establishment to Trump is complete. The fellow that Marco Rubio denounced as a con man has forced the leaders of the party to kneel before him, principles be damned. The deal is done. The ring has been kissed. On with the show.

or 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.

– See more at: http://www.gazettextra.com/20160602/paul_ryan_donald_trump_can_help_make_reality_of_bold_house_policy_agenda#sthash.cNW1EFfi.dpuf

or 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.

– See more at: http://www.gazettextra.com/20160602/paul_ryan_donald_trump_can_help_make_reality_of_bold_house_policy_agenda#sthash.cNW1EFfi.dpuf

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