Train Crash Was 'No Accident,' Many Are Telling Paul Ryan On Twitter

Heather Tooley

The fatal train crash that occurred in Crozet, Virginia on Wednesday morning was a "sign" to some against the GOP that it was "no accident." Paul Ryan was among several members of Congress heading to a legislative retreat in West Virginia when the Amtrak train they were on struck a large dump truck on the tracks. At least one person is dead, and injuries were reported among some of the passengers. No serious injuries were suffered by the members of Congress or their staff, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Paul Ryan took to Twitter to make a statement about the Amtrak train crash.

"Today's incident was a terrible tragedy," he tweeted, adding, "We are grateful for the first responders who rushed to the scene and we pray for the victims and their families. May they all be in our thoughts right now."

While many were glad the Speaker of the House and the other Republican lawmakers were fortunate enough to escape a horrible fate, a number of people used the tragedy to make a point to Ryan. Among the several comments thrown out there, the Amtrak train crash was perceived as "karma" or a "sign" from God to the GOP.

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 31, 2018

— Mary Podeszwa (@MaryPodeszwa) January 31, 2018

— Frank Light (@GFrankLight) January 31, 2018

— david comfort (@DAVIDCOMFORT) January 31, 2018

— ⏩RIDE HAPPY⏪ (@goreserveit) January 31, 2018

— Ann quick (@Annquick16) January 31, 2018

— noni (@sumanuna) January 31, 2018

Other members of Congress on the train that collided with the truck included Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, of Florida, Rep. Jason Lewis of Minnesota, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, Rep. Roger Marshall of Kansas, Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas, and Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma.

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 31, 2018

Paul Ryan and the members of Congress who were on their way to the retreat in Virginia will "proceed with an adjusted program," NBC News reports.