The Hill‘s briefing room posted that Paul Ryan would be addressing the public on the “State of American Politics” on Wednesday morning.
Since Paul Ryan has become the House Speaker, he has been very public about his attempts to try to unify the Republican party, especially considering the difficulty in doing so with the presence of the Freedom Caucus, which The Inquisitr recently wrote about, mentioning that the Tea Party intends to make that caucus even bigger.
The current state of the Republican presidential campaign has also made the GOP very concerned with the reality that Donald Trump is leading with delegates, as the party feels Trump doesn’t represent their values.
Many feel that Paul Ryan’s address will amount to an announcement of his plan to assume the role of the party’s nominee, but when asked about this, Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck denied it.
This week started with the Republican presidential candidates speaking at AIPAC, and Paul Ryan was among them, which Esquire says could be Ryan pandering to delegates.
The Inquisitr previously wrote about former House Speaker John Boehner and his support of Paul Ryan as the nominee.
The endorsement has only fed into the idea of making him a presidential contender, but his denial of being considered happened before, even before Ryan took the idea of being considered as the House Speaker seriously.
The Inquisitr also covered this when Ryan was thinking over his position as House speaker late last year.
On March 10, Reuters reported that Paul Ryan had sent a cease-and-desist letter to a Draft Ryan group, which is petitioning him to run.
— Wisconsin Heritage (@wisheritage) March 17, 2016
The article provided more specifics as to why the cease-and-desist letter was sent.
The group registered with the U.S. Federal Election Commission as a Super PAC, an independent political action committee that may raise unlimited sums of money.
The letter was sent to the group’s treasurer, as their site had not only set up a petition with a goal for one million signatures, but the site was also accepting donations.
The letter was also specific as to why they wanted the Draft Ryan group to cease-and-desist.
We believe the actions of your organization are not in compliance with federal law and may constitute fraudulent solicitation of funds. Speaker Ryan has repeatedly announced publicly that he is not running for president in 2016…. It is in the public interest for your organization to cease potentially confusing and misleading people into supporting your organization.
The article said that the group had removed the donate button from their site, but they will continue to collect signatures.
Go Erie published a brief report on Paul Ryan’s response as to whether he was concerned with Donald Trump becoming the nominee, saying that he would destroy their chances of winning the election when he left a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday.
“I’m not concerned about the House flipping because we are in control of our own actions. And that means we’re putting together an agenda to take to the country to show what we need to do to get this country back on the right track.”
Late Show host Stephen Colbert did a bit on John Boehner’s endorsement for Paul Ryan.
Many people are wondering how someone who hasn’t been campaigning for the presidency could qualify as a nominee.
Prior to when Mitt Romney made his speech denouncing Donald Trump’s statements, MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow devoted a good percentage of her program to what the GOP was planning to do even if Donald Trump were to win all delegates.
With each primary and caucus, pundits have taken this approach more seriously and have also explained how the delegates collected, saying they are not necessarily for the person collecting them when the convention comes; they could switch or be used for someone else.
It’s been pointed out how ironic it is that Paul Ryan — who ran with Mitt Romney as a vice-presidential ticket — is being counted on, along with Romney again, to save the Republican party.
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